ASF: Philippines’ president declares state of calamity

ASF: Philippines’ president declares state of calamity

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The latest presidential declaration allows the Philippines to import larger volumes of pork to balance the supply situation disturbed by ongoing African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks.

Further cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in South Korea as many farms are subject to increased surveillance after a previous outbreak. In northeastern India, a significant number of new cases have been confirmed in pigs, while China has officially reported a new outbreak in Inner Mongolia. In Malaysia, the disease appears to be under control.