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Avian Influenza: Bird Flu confirmed in Delhi, Govt issues helpline number

A sample of 8 ducks found dead in Sanjay Lake was sent for investigation on 9 January. Out of which 3 ducks have been reported positive.

Yogita S.

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Published on 11 Jan 2021 6:30 AM GMT

Avian Influenza: Bird Flu confirmed in Delhi, Govt issues helpline number
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New Delhi: Bird flu, which has caused havoc in all the states of the country, has now hit the capital Delhi. A few days ago a sample of 8 ducks was sent for investigation. Which has now been reported. According to this report, 3 ducks and 5 crows have confirmed bird flu.

Bird Flu in Delhi:

A sample of 8 ducks found dead in Sanjay Lake was sent for investigation on 9 January. Out of which 3 ducks have been reported positive. An operation to eliminate birds has been carried out at Sanjay Lake for further rescue. So that its spread can be stopped as soon as possible.

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After 8 ducks were found dead in Sanjay lake, a campaign is being conducted to catch them. Taking care, employees wearing PPE moth catch the ducks first, while the crane is being dug in the second place. The other team is preparing to eliminate the ducks.

Let me tell you, birds have been dying in Delhi for the past several days. In this situation, 97 crows and 27 ducks have died within the last 4 days. Meanwhile, yesterday it was reported that in view of the possibility of bird flu, the Delhi government has completely closed Delhi's Ghazipur Murga Mandi for 10 days. Also, the government has banned the import of live birds.

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Taking strict measures, the Delhi government is taking all measures to stop the spread of bird flu in the capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that we have issued guidelines to DMs of all districts of Delhi. An emergency helpline number -23890318 has also been issued for bird flu.

Chicken has become expensive as soon as these markets are closed due to bird flu. At the same time, instead of mandi, chicken is being supplied directly from the poultry farm. Poultry farm owners have also released their rates on social media. Moreover, stating the rate of Ghazipur market, a rate list has been released this morning.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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