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Bird flu scare: Delhi govt bans import of stay birds, Ghazipur poultry market closed for 10 days

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New Delhi: In view of the unfold of chicken flu in a number of states throughout the nation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday introduced a ban on the import of stay birds within the nationwide capital and stated that the Ghazipur poultry market will stay closed for 10 days.
“The import of live birds is being banned in Delhi. The Ghazipur poultry market will remain closed for 10 days,” he stated.
“We have sent some samples to a lab in Jalandhar, the reports will come by the day after tomorrow. The Delhi Government will take the necessary decision based on those reports. So far we have not detected any case of bird flu but we have sent 104 samples to a lab in Jalandhar and we are awaiting the results,” he added.

The import of stay birds is being banned in Delhi. the Ghazipur poultry market will stay closed for 10 days: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, on the escalating scare of chicken flu within the nation
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021

The Chief Minister stated that the Delhi authorities is adhering to the rules issued by the Central authorities. “The central government has issued several guidelines regarding the spread of bird flu and we are closely following them.”
“Teams have been formed in every district of the national capital under the supervision of respective district magistrates for surveillance and containment purposes. Rapid response team has been formed which is working in full swing,” Kejriwal added.
Watch kejriwal stated:

Delhi authorities is taking all measures to cease the unfold of chicken flu within the nationwide capital | LIVE
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 9, 2021

He stated veterinary officers are visiting chicken markets and wildlife institutions and the visits are primarily centered on poultry market Ghazipur, Shakti Sthal lake, Sanjay lake, Bhalswa lake, Delhi zoo and DDA park at Hauz Khaz village.
“We have also established a 24/7 helpline 23890318. We are getting news of the death of the birds from different parts of Delhi, especially crows,” Kejriwal stated.