Delhi Poultry Markets To Open After Samples Test Negative For Bird Flu


New Delhi:

The Ghazipur poultry market and others that were closed as a precautionary measure in view of an Avian Influenza outbreak in Delhi will be reopened, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said.

The January 9 order – closing poultry markets and banning import of chicken and related products – was reversed hours after Delhi Animal Husbandry Unit confirmed that no bird flu, has been detected in the poultry samples sent from Delhi.

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“Samples taken from poultry markets (in Delhi) 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,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

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