African swine fever measures narrowed to less than half of Zlín district

The area of the Zlín region covered by special measures to counter African swine fever has been reduced sharply.

The area covered from February 1 by special measures now covers just 40 percent of the Zlín district. The reduction was agreed by the European Commission following a Czech request.

Special measures had applied to the whole of the Zlín district from the middle of last year. Czech authorities are trying to stop the spread of the fever, which is fatal for pigs, from the population of wild boar to the livestock being raised on farms.