AIZAWL, Aug 7 - The Mizoram Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department today issued a notification, banning import of pork and allied products into the State in the wake of the outbreak of African Swine Fever in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
In a bid to prevent the spread of the disease to Mizoram, the State department concerned has imposed a complete ban on import of pork, smoked pork, sausages, frozen pork meat, etc., into Mizoram.
The notification said that the disease has claimed heads of more than 20,000 pigs in the affected States, adding that the disease has also been reported in Myanmar.
�If the African Swine Fever enters Mizoram, the entire population of pigs and wild boars in Mizoram is at risk,� the notification said and called for collective efforts to contain any possible outbreak of the disease in the State.
A PTI report from Aizawl adds: The Mizoram Government has opened the Vairengte check point bordering Assam for passenger vehicles.
Mizoram Home Secretary Lalbiaksangi said the Government opened the entry point for the vehicles to enter the State between 6 am and 12 noon from Monday to Saturday.