October 2, 2018
China to end restrictions on area where second swine fever outbreak struck
On September 30, China's agriculture ministry announced the possible lifting of restrictions on an area in central Henan province, where the country's second African swine fever took place, Reuters reported.
The local government in Zhengzhou intends to end the blockade on October 1. However, it is required to implement measures which should prevent the recurrence of the disease, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, restrictions imposed in Shenyang, Liaoning province - where the first outbreak of African swine fever was reported - were removed, according to the ministry.
Since the first outbreak in early August, Chinese authorities have suspended the transport of live hogs and pig products from regions bordering provinces where African swine fever had been reported.
Live markets are also closed while the use of pig blood to produce feed is banned.