On Sunday, 17 more ducks were found dead at Sanjay Lake, prompting the authorities to declare it an “alert zone”.
#BREAKING | #birdflu confirmed in Delhi after testing eight samples from dead crows and ducks. All the samples test… https://t.co/in2idGgRQC
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A day after Maharashtra confirmed bird flu cases on Sunday, Delhi has become ninth state in the country where samples have tested positive for avian flu so far.
Earlier, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had closed the water bodycum-park following the death of 10 ducks on the premises.
Apart from the ducks, a DDA official said, 91 crows have been found dead in 14 DDA parks in the last few days.
Three other recreational parks in Delhi — Hauz Khas Park, Dwarka Sector 9 Park, Hastsal Park — were also closed on Saturday. While at least 24 crows have been found dead at a district park in south Delhi’s Jasola over the past few days, Hauz Khas Park, Dwarka Sector 9 Park and Hastsal Park have been closed as a precautionary measure, according to officials. (With inputs from agencies)