1. Bird flu scare: Close monitoring is on, says Gopal Rai

Bird flu scare: Close monitoring is on, says Gopal Rai

With the bird flu scare growing in the national capital since last few days, Delhi's Development Minister Gopal Rai inspected the Ghazipur chicken mandi on Friday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 21, 2016 3:23 PM
After the situation came to light, Both Delhi Zoo and deer park has been closed (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal) After the situation came to light, Both Delhi Zoo and deer park has been closed (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

With the bird flu scare growing in the national capital since last few days, Delhi’s Development Minister Gopal Rai inspected the Ghazipur chicken mandi on Friday.

Spreading beyond Delhi zoo on Thursday, the government confirmed that not less than 10 birds were found dead in the capital in last two days, which included five at Hauz Khas’ deer park in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas.

After the situation came to light, Both Delhi Zoo and deer park have been closed for the infinite period.

Speaking to reporters, Gopal Rai said that there was nothing to fear about as the situation is normal and close monitoring is on. He also added that no infection was found in the 2.2 lakh birds which arrived recently.

When asked whether the government is planning any precautionary matter to control the infection the minister said that teams of vets, dept and officials will be formed, who study the matter and no truck will be allowed to enter mandi sans a fitness certificate from Oct 23.

Delhi Government has sent samples of all dead birds to a Jalandhar-based lab for confirmation of the disease.

A ‘TheTimes of India’ has also quoted a source as saying that death of three cows in Sundar Nagar area raised suspicion of spreading of disease beyond zoo and sanctuaries, t any alert on this would be declared test results come in.

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