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Ministry of Agriculture Lifts Livestock Quarantine in Gulu

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries has lifted livestock quarantine restrictions imposed in Gulu and Nwoya districts since July, 2021.

The quarantine was imposed following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the sub counties of Anaka and Purongo in Nwoya district and Paicho, Palaro, Patiko, Awach and Omel sub counties in Gulu district.

In his communication released on Monday, Dr. James Kakungulu, the Commissioner Animal Health, says that the quarantine restrictions was lifted under the following conditions which include adherence to the guidelines on delivery of veterinary services during COVID-19 Pandemic and adherence and implementation of  all the requisite animal laws in liaison with other stakeholders.

Foot-and-mouth disease is a severe and highly transmissible viral disease that attacks cattle, sheep, and goats, among other animals.

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