Provincial Veterinaryofficer Renante Decena, who co-chairs the Provincial ASF Task Force, saidthey have installed checkpoints and quarantine zones in Kabankalan City as partof the stringent measures to protect the multi-billion hog industry of theprovince. BACOLOD City – The provincialgovernment of Negros Occidental has put up more checkpoints to fully seal entrypoints and prevent the dreaded African swine fever (ASF) from entering theprovince. “All local government units are nowvigilant. Requiring permits for pork and processed products is understandable,”the governor added./PN “Negros is ASF-free,” he stressed. Decena added that they have notmonitored any case of unusual death of pigs similar to areas in Luzon. Last week, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacsonhas issued an executive order implementing a 90-day entry ban for pork productscoming from areas hit by the deadly pig disease. Lacson assured pork local to theprovince is clean and free of African swine fever. He said the transport of live hogs,pork and pork products has been difficult due to the province-wideimplementation of tight quarantine and biosecurity measures. Aside from the provincial task force,Decena said the city government of Kabankalan also formed their own anti-swinefever task force which will further augment their checkpoint personnel.