Bird Influenza Scare: Arvind Kejriwal Bans Live Birds’ Import In Delhi
Veterinarians continuously surveying the scenario in Delhi, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The Delhi government today banned the import of live birds into the city and established a 24- hour assistance line in the wake of an avian bird influenza outbreak in a number of states of the country. There have been no reports of the disease within Delhi itself, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.
” We have gathered approximately 104 samples till now and thy have been sent out to Jalandhar to be tested in a lab. There is no sign of bird influenza in Delhi till now. We will get the lab reports day by day after tomorrow. We will take actions based on those reports,” Mr Kejriwal stated today in an interview.
The Centre on Friday stated bird influenza had been confirmed up until now in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, and asked these six states to include the disease as per the action strategy. In Kerala, countless ducks and chicken have been culled following the break out.
Over the past 3-4 days, around 100 crows have passed away in a Mayur Vihar Park in Delhi. The Chief Minister said a fast action team has been investigating the development.
On Saturday, Mr Kejriwal stated that a surveillance group has actually been established in every district of Delhi under the supervision of the District Magistrate. “Veterinary doctors are also continuously on the lookout … The focus is particularly on the poultry markets in Sanjay Lake, Bhalswa Lake, and Hauz Khas,” the Chief Minister stated.
The Ghazipur poultry market has actually been closed down for 10 days, he stated.
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