Yesterday a new outbreak was detected in Miyazaki, far from the original outbreaks. This time close to the border of Kagoshima and Kumamoto in the core area of livestock production. (see map).
Map of Kyushu from JR Kyushu's website.
It seems that it has most likely been spread either by cars or humans.
I am not sure if additional quarantine measures are going to be taken, but it seems to vindicate Australian quarantine having people from the UK walking through disinfectant as they got off the plane during FMD outbreaks there.
The Ministry of Agriculture has apologised that the previous outbreak took so long to contain. I'm not really sure if that constitutes an admission of things done wrongly, or whether it is simply an expression of regret. There is a no confidence motion in the Agriculture Minister being voted on this week. What ever the outcome is on his future, the livelihoods of many Kyushu farmers, depends on the spread being halted as a matter of urgent priority.