Bird flu: Kejriwal government withdraws order to close Gazipur chicken market, lifting ban on poultry sales and import

The Delhi government has withdrawn its decision to close the poultry market after bird flu was not confirmed in all 100 samples taken from Asia’s largest Gazipur chicken market. In addition, the Delhi government has issued a directive to provide relief to teachers on the job of monitoring bird flu in the capital. The order was issued by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia following the complaint. He has ordered all District Secretaries not to assign teachers in such works without permission.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Thursday that the bird flu test of samples taken from poultry markets is negative. I have been instructed to open the poultry market and withdraw orders to ban poultry trade and imports. ”

According to information, bird flu is not confirmed in all 100 samples taken from Asia’s largest Gazipur cock market in the capital Delhi. The results came three days after bird flu was confirmed in ravens and duck samples in Delhi. After confirming bird flu in crows and duck samples, the Delhi government on Monday banned the sale of processed and packaged poultry outside the city.

As a precautionary measure, the Delhi government has closed the poultry market for 10 days. Rakesh Singh, senior officer of the Department of Animal Husbandry, said the results of 104 samples were received on Wednesday. Of these, 100 specimens are from 35 chicken birds of the Gazipur Mandi. Not all specimens are infected. This means that avian influenza has not yet spread among the birds of Delhi.

In addition, four sample herons were taken from Hastasal Park and are likely to be infected, Rakesh Singh said. It was informed that these specimens were sent to Bhopal from Jalandhar for testing.

Three municipal corporations in Delhi have banned the sale and keeping of poultry or processed poultry with effect from Wednesday, taking into account the bird flu situation in the national capital.

Bird flu has been confirmed in 10 samples taken from Mayur Vihar Phase-3, Sanjay Lake and Dwarka Sector 9, officials said. Ducks died Monday at Sanjay Lake, where several ducks died.

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