The provincial government of Cebu will extend the ban on pork and pork-based products to include those from Mindanao starting Thursday, Feb. 13.
This, after the Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed cases of African swine fever in Davao Occidental.
Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia has yet to issue an executive order, but she already informed stakeholders about the upcoming ban. The EO will include specific details on the ban, including its 90-day duration.
African swine fever is caused by a virus that brings hemorrhagic fever in domestic pigs.
Garcia said the ban will be implemented to protect backyard hograisers in Cebu from the spread of the African swine fever.
She likewise assured her constituents that there will be enough supply of pork and meat in the province.
Garcia ordered a similar ban on pork and pork products from Luzon and other countries affected by ASF last year.