The decree stipulates that the BNPB will determine a certain emergency status in certain areas for FMD
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has declared a certain emergency status for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock through the Decree of the BNPB Head Number 47 of 2022.

“The decree stipulates that the BNPB will determine a certain emergency status in certain areas for FMD,” according to a written statement received here on Saturday.

The decree signed by BNPB head, Lieutenant General Suharyanto, stipulates six measures. First, declaring the status of certain emergency conditions for FMD. Second, ensuring that emergency management for the duration of the certain emergency status for FMD is carried out in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.

Third, the implementation of emergency mitigation is carried out with ease of access, as regulated in the disaster management regulation.

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Fourth, regional heads can determine the emergency status for FMD to accelerate handling in respective regions.

Fifth, all costs incurred as a result of the stipulation of the decision will be borne by the State Budget, the Ready-to-Use Funds available at the BNPB, and other legal and non-binding sources of financing, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.

Sixth, the decision will come into effect from the date of stipulation until December 31, 2022, with the provision that if, in the future, there are errors, corrections will be made accordingly.

As of July 1, FMD has been detected in 233,370 heads of livestock spread across 246 districts and cities in 22 provinces, according to data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture.

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The five provinces with the highest number of cases are East Java (133,460 cases), West Nusa Tenggara (48,246), Central Java (33,178), Aceh (32,330), and West Java (32,178).

Based on data from the FMD Handling Task Force, the total number of accumulated cases includes 312,053 sick livestock, 73,119 cured livestock, 3,839 livestock slaughtered conditionally, and 1,726 livestock who died of FMD.

As a form of emergency response to the FMD outbreak, the government has continued to accelerate the implementation of vaccinations for livestock to increase immunity and prevent deaths. The number of livestock that has been vaccinated has so far reached 169,782.

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Translator: Devi Nindy Sari R, Resinta S
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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