Meghalaya is the third state in the country to see the outbreak of ASF. The two other affected states are Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The ban comes after tensions between the two countries flared up in Galwan Valley region due to India's 'recent, illegal construction of defense facilities on the border' to Chinese territory.
The outbreak of the disease was initially detected in Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Biswanath districts.
This is for the first time that African swine fever (AFS) has been reported in India. The deaths of nearly 2,500 domestic pigs from AFS have alarmed the state government.
“As far as we know, China dumped the carcasses of pigs in the river. They first came floating into Arunachal and then into Assam,” Dr Pulin Chandra Das told The New Indian Express.