Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Suddenly New Zealand warned Indonesia, increased the limit

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia New Zealand and Australia have warned about Indonesia. This is related to the outbreak of Mouth and Nail Disease (PMK) in the country.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister (PM) Jacinda Ardern said that the PMK in Indonesia could affect 100,000 agricultural workers in her country. So Wellington tightened the border with Australia, citing biosecurity measures to prevent transmission.

“While not a threat to humans, it will destroy our national community. Basically, any animal with a split hoof is at risk,” Ardern told reporters. AFPMonday (25/7/2022).

“We want to make sure we have all the rules in place to protect ourselves from this emerging threat,” he said, noting that his country had never experienced an outbreak like this before.

New Zealand’s Biosafety Minister Damien O’Connor said the same thing. He said vigilance is important because the disease can affect up to 77% of New Zealand’s wildlife population, which includes wild deer, boar and sheep.

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He describes how foot and mouth destroyed British farms in 2001. At that time, lakhs of cows and sheep had to be slaughtered.

What kind of border restrictions have been imposed?

In the same statement, it is known that New Zealand does not have direct flights with Indonesia. But the outbreak could have entered the country through Australian tourists who had visited Southeast Asia.

Travelers from Indonesia will not be allowed to bring meat products into New Zealand. Luggage will be checked and there will be disinfectant mats at the airport to clean the shoes.

“The government is working closely with the Australian authorities to try to reduce the risk further,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the same thing happened in Australia. goods and accessories from Indonesia has already been screened at the airport in response to the disease, including shoes.

Canberra has so far resisted opposition calls for a complete closure of its border with Indonesia. But further action can be taken.

FMD itself is a serious and highly contagious viral livestock disease. Based on data in Indonesia siagapmk.crisis-centerThere are 22 provinces acknowledged by the PMK, which include 427,060 cases and 3,784 deaths.

During the eight months to May 2022, New Zealand alone recorded exports of around 17 million sheep. The country also exports two million cattle.

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