PH bans imported chicken from Brazil over possible COVID-19 contamination



As a precautionary measure, the Philippine government has imposed a temporary ban on the importation of poultry meat from Brazil after COVID-19 was detected on chicken wings imported from the Latin American country to Shenzhen, China. Agriculture Secretary William Dar (MANILA BULLETIN) In response to news reports that Chinese authorities detected SARS-COV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, on chicken wings imported from Brazil, Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a memorandum order imposing the temporary ban. For issuing the order, Dar cited Section 10 of Republic Act 10611, or...

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