Nagaland govt announces slaughter of pigs ban lifted in ‘Infected and Surveillance zones’

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Kohima: The Kohima district administration has issued an order stating that the ban imposed on slaughter of pigs, import/export of live pigs/piglets/pork in the ‘Infected Zones and Surveillance Zones’ has been lifted with immediate effect.

Places which come under these zones are Viswema, Jakhama, Khuzama, Kigwema, Kidima, Kezoma, Phesama, Pfuchama, Mima, Mitelephe, Dzülekie, Khonoma, Dzürüzü near KMC Dumping Site (New Meriema), Meriema, Old and New Tsiesema, High School Area Kohima, Khuzama and Chiechama villages.

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According to the order, the ban has been lifted with immediate effect in view of elapse of 4 months’ time period since the detection of first case of African Swine Fever, having followed the protocol of ‘National Action Plan’ for Control, Containment and Eradication of ASF laid down by Government of India, and with no further report of new outbreak.


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