Gov't imposes ban on live pig

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Government has imposed an immediate ban on the importation of live pig and its fresh products.

Following the ban, the Department of Veterinary Services advises farmers and the general public that importation of live pigs has been banned due to an outbreak of the African Swine Fever reported in South Africa. 

A statement from the Department says due to the outbreak of the highly contagious disease that affects both domestic and wild pigs there would be no importation of live pigs and fresh products. 

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