Penza announces quarantine due to African swine fever outbreak
Penza, 27 January 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza city officials have set up a 30-day quarantine in the penal colony No. 8 located in the Zheleznodorozhny area of Penza city due to an outbreak of African swine fever virus, in accordance with the decree signed by the acting governor Valery Savin on Wednesday, January 27.
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The decree imposes a set of restrictions on activities within the area of the penal colony No. 8.
In particular, it bans: inbound and outbound traffic of any animals, including birds; canning and outbound delivery of animal and vegetable foods and products; trading fairs and shows; entry and exit of unauthorized personnel.
The decree also outlines the first caution area in the vicinity of the African swine fever outbreak – along the right shorefront of Sura river from the Zlobina street viaduct to the intersection with the M5 “Ural” highway on the west; along the right edge of M5 “Ural” highway until the “Rosneft” gas station No. 99 on the north; from the gas station until the administrative border of Zarechny city on the east; and from the intersection of Antonova and Izmaylova streets to the Zlobina street viaduct on the south.
During the quarantine, the following activities will be banned within the first caution area: sales of any animals, including birds, and trade of meat and other products of animal husbandry; trade fairs, shows and other events that feature transfer and gathering of animals; inbound and outbound transfer (by land or by vehicles) of pigs to residential areas or farms; and mail shipments of packages with animal products without permission from the anti-epizootic committee under the Penza region government.
The document also defines the second caution area: from the intersection of M5 “Ural” and “Saratov – Nizhny Novgorod”highways along the M5, up to the Sura river bridge by “Ramis” enterprise, up along the right shoreline of Sura river until the entry to Vyad, and further along the left shoreline until the border of Alexandrovka village on the north; from Alexandrovka village border to the south until the M5 by Chemodanovka, until Polevoy, through Leonidovka, and through Muravyeva villages on the east; from Muravyevka to Zasechnoe, along the “Penza – Shemysheyka” road until the intersection of Tsentralnaya and Perspektivnaya streets in Penza, to the edge of Lebedevka street, and to the edge of Muchyrinsky on the east; and from the south border of Michurinsky towards the “Penza – Tambov” highway, skirting Alexandrovka, then to “Saratov – Nizhny Novgorod,” and until the intersection with the M5 on the west.
During the quarantine, the following activities are placed under the ban: trade of pigs and products of pig husbandry; trade fairs and shows; inbound and outbound transfer (by land or by vehicles) of pigs to residential areas or farms; mail shipments of packages with animal products.
The anti-epizootic committee under the Penza region government will be ruling the decisions on transfer of other animals individually.
Moreover, the decree defines and approves a plan of management, veterinary and utility measures to eliminate the outbreak and prevent the spread of disease in the Penza region.