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Danny Suarez clarifies: No ASF in Quezon

Oct 4, 2019 @ 20:33

Quezon Governor Danny Suarez has assured residents that the province remains safe from African Swine Fever (ASF) amid rumors of an outbreak.

Citing information from the provincial veterinarian, Suarez said there’s no basis for the temporary ban issued by the provinces of Benguet and Ilocos Sur for pork products coming from Quezon.

“Patuloy din po ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng ating Panlalawigang Beterinaryo sa mga lalawigan ng Benguet at Ilocos Sur hinggil sa kanilang inilabas na temporary ban kung saan ay kasama ang ating lalawigan dahil ito po ay walang basehan. Ito po ay para sa lubos na kabatiran ng lahat,” he said.

The governor urged hog raisers to cooperate with authorities to ensure ASF does not affect pigs in the province.

“Mayroon din pong check point sa mga entry points ng ating lalawigan upang masiguro na hindi makapasok ang ASF sa ating lalawigan,” Suarez added.

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