Mumbai: After samples were taken from Delhi’s Ghazipur chicken market-tested negative for bird flu, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed to open the poultry market. He also directed the withdrawal of the orders to restrict trade and import of chicken stocks.
“Samples taken from the poultry markets have tested negative for bird flu. I have directed to open the poultry market and withdraw the orders to restrict trade and import of chicken stocks,” Kejriwal said in a statement.
Samples taken from poultry markets have tested negative for #BirdFlu. I have directed to open the poultry market & withdraw the orders to restrict trade & import of chicken stocks: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
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— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2021
Earlier in the day, officials confirmed that bird flu did not spread among chickens in Delhi after negative testing of all 100 samples taken from Asia’s largest poultry market in Ghazipur.
The results came a day after a temporary ban was imposed on the sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in the wake of bird flu conditions.
A day earlier, authorities had taken samples from crows and ducks in parks and lakes in the national capital and tested positive for avian influenza.
The situation then prompted the Delhi government on Monday to ban the sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city in East Delhi for 10 days as a precaution and for 10 days as a precaution.
Ghazipur, located on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, is a major supplier of poultry products in the market area. Poultry, birds, ducks, and turkeys are among the poultry birds raised by farmers for their eggs and meat.
The official said that since January 6, around 850 birds have died in different parts of the city. The situation is being monitored strictly and samples are being collected regularly.