ESWATINI TO EASE BAN ON SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT AFTER FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK

MBABANE, The Kingdom of eSwatini said it would partially lift a ban on some meat and dairy products from South Africa after its neighbour took steps to contain an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease.

The disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected in cattle in a northern part of South Africa's Limpopo province, the agriculture department announced last week.

eSwatini, which is heavily reliant on South Africa for food, said it would resume issuing import permits for some less risky products like milk and processed meats on Wednesday.

Source: Nam News Network

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