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China begins to lift certain ASF restrictions

Authorities in China starting to ease certain restrictions in areas infected with African swine fever, but producers must still take proactive measures against virus.

As China continues to battle ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), it has begun to lift some restrictions on certain areas there were infected with the virus early in the outbreak, according to Reuters reports.

Most recently, local authorities in Yueqing in eastern Zhejiang province, where ASF was found in August, removed the strictest curbs on the infected area, but swine producers there still must take proactive measures to prevent a recurrence of ASF, Reuters reported, citing a statement from China's Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs.

In late September, China lifted restrictions on an infected area in central Henan province, where the second case of ASF had been found, and in Liaoning province, where the first ASF case was discovered, Reuters reported.

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