Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse will be closed from Friday night. Photo: Winson Wong

Second case of African swine fever found in pig in Hong Kong, sparking cull of 4,700 animals and closure of slaughterhouse

  • Health authorities detect virus in a dead pig at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse
  • Facility, which provides 80 per cent of local pork supply, will be closed for the second time in a month
Topic |   African swine fever

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Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse will be closed from Friday night. Photo: Winson Wong
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