Wednesday, May 12, 2021

African Swine Fever declared a calamity

The Philippines president has declared a national calamity after African Swine Fever has broken out in 12 districts with 46 provinces.

Acting on advice from the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, President Rodrigo Duterte declared a nationwide “state of calamity” that will last until the end of the year.

“The ASF is responsible for the significant reduction in the country’s swine population by around three million hogs, resulting in more than PHP100 billion ($2.08 billion US) in losses due to the local hog sector and allied industries.