Hong Kong to strengthen measures against African swine fever, after pressure from local farmers

Hong Kong will strengthen its protections against African swine fever after officials came under pressure from farmers amid fears of local infection.

The new measures, in response to the virus’ spread across mainland China, will include stricter rules on culling livestock and a consideration of faster turnover at the government-run slaughterhouse.

Thomas Sit Hon-chung, assistant director of inspection and quarantine at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said on…

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