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Quarantine Intensified in Border and Other Terminals

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- Quarantine has been intensified at the border and other terminals of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in an effort to prevent bird flu. The avian flu has been breaking out in various parts of Asia, Europe, America and rest of the world, causing deep apprehensions among people. In connection with this, the DPRK government calls for further enhancing the responsibility and role of the State Veterinary and Anti-epizootic Emergency Commission and other related units.
    What is most important in this campaign is to strictly check the quality of goods.
    Kim Hyong Chol, chairman of the Korean Committee for the Check and Quarantine of Exported and Imported Commodity, told KCNA that the port, airport and border quarantine centers have strengthened their work.
    The persons and goods coming from or via the plague areas and countries, he added, are specially dealt with. As the disease has an incubation period, they are informed to relevant units even after their passing through the terminals.
    Those with a slightest symptom of the disease are put in quarantine.
    And the importation of poultry goods from the plague regions and countries is strictly banned.
    The poultry goods coming from the other countries are also submitted to strict and scientific check.
    The containers, vessels, trucks and planes, which transported such goods, are sterilized thoroughly.
    Meanwhile, activities have been conducted to boost the responsibility, role and working-level of the officials concerned. A technical and practical training course on the importance of anti-bird flu campaign, vehicles of its infection, its severe damage to people and fowls, symptoms of the disease and others was organized again in November after March.

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