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Delhi bans the import of live birds as fear of bird flu escalates

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New Delhi, January 9, 2021

Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi has taken a stern measure of putting a complete stop to the import of live birds in the National Capital as fear of the bird flu rises.

With reports of the avian flu coming in from several parts of the country, the CM of Delhi has put forth certain measures in place to monitor the situation. A total of 104 samples have been sent for testing. There is a 24-hour vigil being kept by veterinarians of the situation in Delhi.

A 24-hour helpline has been set up by the Delhi government.  In some good news floating in, not a single case of the disease from the city has been reported so far.

The samples collected will be tested in a laboratory in Jalandhar. Addressing a press conference, today, Kejriwal added that the test reports would be in hand the day after, and after studying those, a future course of action would be formulated.

Delhi bans the import of live birds as fear of bird flu escalates

In information released by the Centre, the states in the grip of the bird flu were Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. As part of a well thought out action plan to curb the avian outbreak, thousands of chicken and ducks have been culled in Kerala.

In an incident reported from Mayur Vihar Park in Delhi, 100 crows have died over a period of 3-4 days.

As precautionary measures surveillance teams in all the districts of Delhi have been set up. All these teams will be under the supervision of the District Magistrate.

CM Kejriwal went on to inform that the Ghaziabad poultry market had been closed for 10 days. The chief areas of vigil by the government would be Bhalswa Lake, Hauz Khas, and Sanjay Lake.

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