Taiwan steps up fight against African swine fever

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/27
By: Yang Su-min and Chung Yu-chen

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center for African swine

Council of Agriculture chief Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) / CNA file photo

fever (ASF) said Wednesday it will redouble its efforts against the pig disease, which is still at a peak in China.

As part of the efforts, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has directed the Ministry of the Interior and the Ocean Affairs Council to strengthen border inspections, according to Council of Agriculture chief Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲).

The Coast Guard Administration is also now required to inspect each fishing boat entering Taiwan, while the Ministry of Finance will open and inspect containers on speedy customs clearance, the emergency center said.

Furthermore, to help prevent ASF in Taiwan, some 1,400 vehicles that usually transport pigs will be required to install GPS equipment with effect from April, the center said

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