Bird flu in Delhi: Poultry markets to open as samples test negative

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday issued directions to open the Ghazipur poultry market after all 100 samples collected from there tested negative for bird flu.

Samples taken from poultry markets have tested negative with respect to Bird Flu. Have directed to open the poultry market & withdraw the orders to restrict trade & import of chicken stocks,” the chief minister tweeted. Delhi’s only authorised wholesale poultry market is in Ghazipur. On January 9, the government had announced a 10-day closure of the market as a preventive action in the light of the bird flu scare. The government also temporarily prohibited the import of live birds and packed chicken from other states.

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