IATF OKs ‘hog lanes' to control ASF spread
The Philippine Star|January 30, 2021
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has given assurance of unhampered transporting of hog shipments from the Visayas and Mindanao to avert possible shortages of pork and poultry due to the adverse impact of African swine fever (ASF) in Metro Manila and greater Luzon.
CHRISTINA MENDEZ

Philippine National Police personnel take part in a blood-letting activity of the Philippine Red Cross at Camp Crame in Quezon City yesterday. BOY SANTOS

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has given assurance of unhampered transporting of hog shipments from the Visayas and Mindanao to avert possible shortages of pork and poultry due to the adverse impact of African swine fever (ASF) in Metro Manila and greater Luzon.

Quoting IATF Resolution 92, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. yesterday said the government had also designated as special hog lanes the country’s nautical highway and the Maharlika Highway in Luzon.

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