African swine fever edges closer to Hong Kong putting authorities on alert as 11 infected pigs are destroyed just across the border in mainland China

The first cases of African swine fever have been found in pigs in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, prompting Hong Kong authorities to crack down on meat being smuggled into the city.
Eleven animals that had contracted the disease died at a slaughterhouse in the Xiangzhou district of Zhuhai, China News Service reported, quoting the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
The city neighbours Macau, and is just 60km from Hong Kong, on the other bank of the Pearl River Delta.

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