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Public Urged To Follow Advisories By Authorities During This Recovery Phase For TC Yasa

The NDMO will continue to work very closely with Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to ensure safety measures are implemented at all times.
30 Dec 2020 15:56
Public Urged To Follow Advisories By Authorities During This Recovery Phase For TC Yasa

The National Disaster Management Office is strongly urging the public to adhere to advisories issued by authorities during this Recovery Phase for Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

The NDMO has received reports that some farmers in TC Yasa affected areas had not been assisting health officials on the ground regarding the disposal of their dead livestock carcasses.

Where significant livestock losses incurred, the Ministry of Agriculture deployed its teams on the ground to conduct massive burial of carcasses.

But due to resource constraints the Ministry of Agriculture is unable to attend to all individual farmers and as such requests farmers to please dispose of carcasses responsibly as these pose a significant health risk to the surrounding communities when left exposed.

Farmers are urged to minimize direct contact with the carcass and if there is a need to – wear personal protective clothing.

Immediately, wash your hands with clean water and disinfectant in an event where you have handled a carcass.

The Ministry of Agriculture pleads with livestock farmers to take responsibility of their dead stock. Depending on farmers’ resource capabilities, they could either burn or bury (sufficient depth of at least one metre of soil on top of the carcass) their dead stock. The site of burial must be well away from waterways.

The NDMO is pleading with farmers to be responsible and bury dead livestock. Upon doing this, farmers are requested to notify the Commissioner Northern’s Office who will then arrange with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health and Medical Services for site visitation to fumigate the farm. Farmers are also asked to inform their nearest Livestock Locality Officer once they have responsibly disposed of the carcass.

The NDMO will continue to work very closely with Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to ensure safety measures are implemented at all times.

For any queries, please contact Divisional Planning Officer Northern Vishwa Deo on 9980691.



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