The government's nationwide ban on the movement of livestock between farms raising hoofed and even-toed animals will be lifted as of Saturday night at midnight.
The Gyeonggi Province headquarters on the outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease(FMD) and avian influenza(AI) will strengthen quarantine measures once the ban is lifted from Sunday.
Officials said that if the ban is lifted as scheduled, it's likely the government will issue some kind of guidance calling for stronger quarantine efforts.
However, the provincial headquarters added that the government is discussing a possible extension of the standstill order over fears the diseases could further spread. Officials said that if the ban is extended, they will continue quarantine activities at existing level.
The headquarters also expect that restrictions on livestock movement within a ten-kilometer radius of a farm in Yeoncheon County, where FMD was reported, will be lifted sometime early next month as long as there are no additional cases.