“So far, no case of African swine fever in wild boar or pigs has been detected in our territory,” the government stated. Nevertheless, authorities “will install an 8km fence along the bike path parallel to the border in the coming days”.
In addition, the ministries have set up a “surveillance zone” running from the A6 motorway in Steinfort in the north, to Luxembourg City in the east, to the A4 motorway in Esch-Alzette in the south, to the Belgian and French borders in the west.
The ministries said they are studying the establishment of a “white area” along the frontier where wild boar could be culled.
Later that month, the Danish government said it was building a 70km anti-swine fence on its border with Germany to protect Denmark’s €4bn pork industry (even though no cases had been detected in Germany).