African swine fever: Taiwan bans import of pigs and pork products from ItalyChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 24, 2020
Italy stopped all flights between the country and Taiwan, China as well as Hong Kong and Macau.
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Rome's flight ban did not play well in Taipei which summoned Italy's representative Davide Giglio to urge a speedy resumption of flights.
Beijing was also not happy with the ban and has lobbied to have it lifted but so far with no success.
The website of Taiwan's state-owned Central News Agency reported the Taiwan government as saying: "After conducting a rolling assessment of the international outbreak of African swine fever, the bureau has concluded that the epidemic on the Italian island of Sardinia is escalating." ■