The African swine flu (ASF) is rapidly spreading in Papua New Guinea's Papua after officially recording the country at the end of last month, Xinhua reported on April 24, 2020. Before.

Local newspapers, the Post Courier, reported Friday that there were signs of outbreaks in southern Hela and Enga provinces.

The disease has not affected humans, but it has caused many pigs to die, disrupting the pork industry in Southeast Asia in recent months.

The National Agricultural Inspection and Control Authority (NAQIA) has banned the export of pork and pork products from three affected provinces, and local farmers have called for more action on the issue.

"We lose 10 to 20 pigs every day in each village since the disease was first discovered," a farmer Jill Jackson told the Post Courier. Mao Bopha January