Pangasinan suspends entry of pigs amid African swine flu

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Pangasinan has temporarily suspended the entry of pigs into the province amid the ongoing outbreak of African swine flu in parts of the country.

Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III signed Executive Order No. 0092-2019 on Tuesday, September 10.

“Now, therefore, I, Amado I. Espino III, Governor of the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines, do hereby order a temporary total prohibition on the entry of all swine/pigs into the Province of Pangasinan until such a time a declaration is made by the Bureau of Animal Industry of the assurance of the safety in the swine industry,” read the politiko’s EO.

Espino also ordered the provincial veterinary quarantine officers to install quarantine checkpoints along the possible entry points of swine shippers from all regions.

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