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    eSwatini suspends issuing livestock, meat permits

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini)

    Following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in South Africa, eSwatini has suspended the issuing of livestock and meat import permits with immediate effect.

    The purpose is to protect the country from importing infected animals or products, and also allow the authorities in South Africa to conclude their investigations and implement control measures.

    South Africa has announced that it was conducting further investigations to determine the extent of the outbreak, and that control measures will be based on
    the findings.

    Samples collected from cattle suspected to be suffering from the disease, in the Vhembe District in the Limpopo province of South Africa reportedly tested positive.
    The principal secretary at eSwatini’s ministry of Agriculture, Bongani Masuku, on Thursday said “import permits for cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic animals already issued must be returned to the Veterinary Department.”

    He said the government will continue to monitor the situation and modify the prevention measures accordingly.



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