In view of the bird flu scare in Delhi for the past several days, the Delhi government has completely closed the Ghazipur Murga Mandi in East Delhi for ten days. The government has also banned import of live birds in the state. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday.
Kejriwal said that the government has so far sent more than 104 samples to a lab in Jalandhar for testing, but not a single confirmed case has come to the fore. And if a case comes, all necessary steps will be taken.
The chief minister said that the rapid response team of the respective district is taking appropriate action on the reports of bird deaths from different parts of Delhi. The import of live birds is completely banned in Delhi from today. With this, the Ghazipur poultry market is closed for 10 days from today. The Delhi government is taking all measures to check the spread of bird flu in the capital.
Kejriwal said that the government has issued guidelines to the DM in all the districts of Delhi. And an emergency helpline number-23890318 for bird flu in Delhi is also launched.
10 ducks found dead in East Delhi’s Sanjay Lake and Mayur Vihar Phase 3
In East Delhi, 10 ducks were found dead on Saturday at Sanjay Lake. A day earlier, 17 crows were found dead in Mayur Vihar phase-III. The official said the lake has been closed till further orders.
Dr. Rakesh Singh of the animal husbandry department said that we have found 10 ducks dead in Sanjay Lake, whose samples have been sent to the lab for testing. Singh had earlier said that we have received reports of the death of the Crow in Dwarka, Mayur Vihar Phase-III, and Hastsal village. However, the death of birds in various parts of Delhi hasn’t still being confirmed as bird flu or something else.