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Following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, the government issued a two-day suspension order against domestic farmers and closed the entire domestic livestock market (two hooves) for three weeks. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Livestock and Food announced on 31 December that the countermeasures had been deliberated and confirmed.
The government has decided to suspend the temporary stop of farm animals nationwide for 48 hours after 6:00 p.m. from December 31 at 6:00 p.m. on June 2 and disinfect it. At the same time, the nation will close all domestic livestock markets for three weeks and disinfectively interior and exterior the market and the surrounding roads daily. On the second day, all vaccines and manpower that have the municipalities were mobilized to vaccinate all cows and pigs in the country and also to prohibit the farming of homeless pets.
The government also decided to pursue measures to revoke the animal breeding permit if it is not to vaccinate or disinfect it.
Lee said: "If farmers do not vaccinate or do not disinfect properly, we will take measures such as imposing fines." The minister and the Minister of Administration and Public Safety, Kim Bum-kyum, will announce a joint government statement on April 1 and will ask farmers and the public to cooperate to prevent foot-and-mouth disease. In the daytime, one of the cows in the farm in Chungju was informed of symptoms of foot-and-mouth disease.[이유섭 기자][ⓒ 매일경제 & mk.co.kr, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]