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During the ASF scare, Cebu designates 4 communities as “buffer zones.”

Following the discovery of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in the southern city of Carcar, which is famous for its “chicharon” or pig skin cracklings, the provincial government of Cebu province on Thursday designated four municipalities as “buffer zones” in the province.

The zoning was created, according to Dr. Rose Vincoy, provincial veterinarian, following a meeting with municipal and city veterinarians at the Cebu Provincial Capitol to consider steps to stop the future spread of the ASF virus.

The municipalities of San Fernando, Barili, Aloguinsan, and Sibonga, which are close to Carcar City, have allegedly been included in the “pink zone,” according to her.

According to the color-coding system used by the ASF task force, pink zones acted as buffers where the lethal virus was not present but they were close to an area designated as a “red” zone where the infection was found.

“Live hogs, pork, and pork products are no longer being moved from the red and pink zones. Just within the red zone and from pink to red zones are there any restrictions on movement, she told the Philippine News Agency in Cebuano.

Vincoy added that the towns of Pinamungajan, Dumanjug, and Argao are included in “yellow” zones, which are under rigorous surveillance for potential cases of the extremely contagious hemorrhagic fever in live hogs.

The cities of Toledo and Moalboal, Badian, Ronda, and Minglanilla are classified as being in the “light green” zone, or protected zone, where there are no ASF cases and where the danger is considered minimal but where the two zones are physically adjacent.

Vincoy stated, “We continue monitoring in additional LGUs (local government units) to determine the degree of contagion.

She claimed that the zoning “takes effect right away” and will remain in place until the towns are deemed safe from ASF.

Jaime Bernadas, regional director of the Department of Health for the Central Visayas, asserted that although they can act as viral carriers, pig and pork products are not dangerous to people.

If you cook your pig properly, it is safe to consume, Bernadas told reporters.

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