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Capiz bans entry of birds, poultry products

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Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras has temporarily banned the entry of all live domestic and wild birds, poultry products and by-products from Luzon, Mindanao and other areas with reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus as declared by the Department of Agriculture.

Executive Order No. (EO) 009 imposed temporary ban, from April 28 until May 27, on all live domestic and wild birds, day-old chicks, broiler, pullets, breeder and their products including hatching eggs, table eggs, quail eggs, embryonated eggs, dressed chicken, processed and cooked poultry meat products, semen and manure from Regions I, II, III, IV-A and Cordillera Administrative Region; Mindanao; and areas with reported cases of HPAI virus. (https://bit.ly/37SybXA)

“There is a need to prevent the spread of bird flu to Capiz, Panay Island and other areas for the best interest of the Capizeños and the economy of the province,” said Contreras.

The order, however, does not cover transshipment of imported day-old-chicks, day-old-pullets, day-old breeders, hatching eggs as well as imported gamefowls from international airports and seaports (countries without reported cases of HPAI) in Luzon and Mindanao.

Under the EO, the entry of live domestic and wild birds and by-products from provinces with no reported cases (unrestricted/free areas) of HPAI is allowed provided that the shipment must conform to DA Administrative Order No. 5-2019 or the Guidelines on the Local Transport/Shipment of Animals, Animal Products and By-Products.

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