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Government adds measures to protect NZ from foot-and-mouth outbreak

Staff reporters
Wed, 20 Jul 2022

Government adds measures to protect NZ from foot-and-mouth outbreak
Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor announced the new foot-and-mouth disease measures today. (Image: Getty)
Staff reporters
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
The government has beefed up measures to protect New Zealand from a deadly livestock virus rapidly spreading throughout Indonesia.Agriculture and biosecurity minister Damien O’Connor announced today that Biosecurity NZ will take new measures to stop foot-and-mouth disease reaching the country’s shores.The highly-contagious viral disease infects sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, llamas, alpacas and deer. An outbreak could cost the rural economy millions of dollars in lost revenue.Starting this week, arrivals from Indonesia will have to ste...

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