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China says will impose controls after African swine fever outbreak

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

(Reuters) - China's and Rural Affairs said on Friday it will implement stricter controls on the slaughtering and of pigs following the outbreak last week of African swine fever.

Statement comes after reported its first outbreak of the deadly disease last week in the northeastern province of

Among measures announced, it said it will ban pigs in any areas affected by the disease from being transported elsewhere, in line with steps introduced last week near Liaoning's capital,

(Reporting by and monitoring; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 09:51 IST