February 17, 2020
Local authorities in China told to assist feed and poultry farms affected by coronavirus
China's government has called on local officials to permit feed and poultry slaughtering companies to start production amid coronavirus disruptions, reported Reuters.
In a joint statement, the state planner, the Agriculture Ministry and Transport Ministry said Local authorities should not restrict transportation of feed and poultry goods, as well as offer financial support to these companies, such as tax rebates and low interest rates.
Provincial governments in China have imposed transport restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus, which has disrupted transportation of feed supplies and livestock to slaughterhouses.
The joint statement also said the measures were required to maintain the industry's production capacity and ensure domestic meat, egg and milk supply.