Bird Flu update Delhi: Poultry markets to reopen after samples test negative for H5N1

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Chickens at a poultry farm at Chabba village, close to Amritsar. (Representational picture)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday allowed the poultry markets in Delhi to reopen after samples of birds despatched for the prognosis of the chicken flu returned negative. Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal stated samples taken from poultry markets have examined negative with respect to Bird Flu. Have directed to open the poultry market and withdraw the orders to prohibit commerce and import of rooster shares.

Bird flu has not unfold amongst chickens in Delhi, an official stated on Thursday after all of the 100 samples taken from Asia’s largest poultry market in Ghazipur examined negative. The outcomes come a day after civic authorities imposed a brief ban on sale and storage of poultry or processed rooster meat in view of the chicken flu scenario.

Earlier, samples taken from crows and geese at parks and lakes within the nationwide capital examined constructive for the avian influenza.

This had prompted the Delhi authorities on Monday to ban the sale of processed and packaged rooster introduced from exterior town and shutting the wholesale poultry market in east Delhi for 10 days as a precautionary measure. The Ghazipur market situated on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border is a key provider of poultry merchandise within the area.

Chickens, geese, geese and turkeys are among the many poultry birds bred by farmers for their eggs and meat.

“Test outcomes of 104 samples arrived on Wednesday night. Of those, 100 samples had been collected from 35 poultry birds within the Ghazipur market. All samples have examined negative for chicken flu,” the Delhi animal husbandry unit’s senior official Rakesh Singh stated.

“It means there isn’t a unfold of avian influenza in poultry birds in Delhi,” he stated.

Nonetheless, chicken flu is suspected within the remaining 4 samples of heron taken from Hastsal Park, Singh stated, including that these samples have been despatched from a Jalandhar-based lab to Bhopal for affirmation. The official stated that round 850 chicken deaths have been reported from numerous elements of town since January 6. The scenario is being monitored strictly and samples are being collected recurrently, he stated.

Officers had earlier stated that 10 samples from three areas — Mayur Vihar Part 3, Sanjay Lake and Dwarka Sector 9 — examined constructive for the avian influenza.

A drive to cull geese was carried out on Monday on the well-known Sanjay Lake, the place a number of of those birds had been discovered lifeless.

Authorities had on Saturday closed three leisure parks at Hauz Khas, Dwarka Sector 9 and Hastsal and Sanjay Lake as a precautionary measure.

The three municipal companies of town had on Wednesday warned institutions reminiscent of eating places and retailers of strict motion, together with cancellation of their licence, in the event that they fail to adjust to the ban on meat.

The New Delhi Municipal Council, which constitutes almost 5 per cent of Delhi areas, nevertheless, has not issued any official order on the ban, however stated they’re following the instructions issued by the Delhi authorities with respect to chicken flu.

The federal government has not imposed any such ban comparable to the one issued by all of the three municipal companies of Delhi (MCDs).

The ban got here two days after Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh stated that there isn’t a want to be scared and urged folks to eat poultry gadgets after cooking them correctly at a selected temperature. He had additionally stated that eggs are protected to eat.

(With inputs from PTI)

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