October 02, 2019 08:21
The government on Tuesday temporarily suspended tours to the border truce village of Panmunjom in Paju, Gyeonggi Province due to worries over African swine fever. Paju is the city where the outbreak was first reported two weeks ago and two other confirmed cases were reported there since.
The Unification Ministry said it made the decision in cooperation with the UN Command to prevent the spread of the disease, which is lethal to pigs and for which there is no vaccine.
The ministry said it will resume the tours as soon as possible once the outbreak subsides. Ten cases of ASF have been confirmed as of Wednesday.
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