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Vietnam bans transport of poultry, cattle in bus

by 5m Editor
21 August 2006, at 11:08am

VIETNAM - Vietnam has banned transport of fowls, cattle and related products in public transport means like bus and coach, in a move to prevent potential disease outbreaks, local media reported Monday.

Under a recent instruction of the Transport Ministry, the country, besides ensuring the enforcement of the ban nationwide, will intensify control movements of poultry, cattle and related products in border areas, said Vietnam Agriculture newspaper.

The Vietnamese government on Aug. 8 instructed state agencies and localities nationwide to beef up management and inspection of transport, slaughtering, trade and import of fowls and related products, including placing a temporary ban on import of live poultry and related products from countries hit by bird flu, combating poultry smuggling more fiercely, enforcing the existing ban on raising fowls in inner areas of major cities, and continuing bird flu vaccination.

Source: The Peoples Daily Online

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