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Despite bird flu South Korea to keep importing eggs

Despite bird flu South Korea to keep importing eggs

SEOUL: South Korea is set to keep importing eggs from overseas for the next few weeks despite downgrading the country’s worst-ever bird flu outbreak by one notch from the highest level.

The downgrade was introduced from Wednesday as no new cases of the virus have emerged for about two weeks, but government sources said egg imports would keep pouring into the country as it would take time for domestic output to recover after more than a fifth of the nation’s total poultry population was culled.

An agriculture ministry official said local supply would return to normal in the second half of the year, but that in the meantime imports would continue, mainly from Australia.