Kohima: Samples of dead swine in Bhandari sub-division under Wokha district tested positive for Classical Swine Fever at the ELISA Lab in Kohima. The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry confirmed the results. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhandari, Tiameren Chang also released a statement confirming Classical Swine Fever.
The earlier government order on a total ban of transportation and slaughtering of Pigs for consumption under Bhandari Subdivision stays.
Concerned departments are to continue monitoring the case for public health safety. The ADC also appealed the Sector Commander, CRPF (Neutral Force) to cooperate on imposing a total ban of butchering Pigs at Merapani Baazar.
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Border movement curtailed in Bhandari Subdivision.
In a separate order, the ADC Bhandari informed that no individuals or returnees would be allowed to enter or cross over to the state of Nagaland through Bhandari Sub-division without clearance from the district authorities and health authorities concerned.
The purpose of restricting movement is to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Unauthorized persons will not be allowed to enter Nagaland, Wokha district or Bhandari Sub-division through the Wokha-Merapani road or at any undesignated points, nor allowed to go out of Wokha district. This decision, following a surge in COVID-19 positive cases in the neighbouring districts of Golaghat and Jorhat in Assam.