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Ghazipur poultry market to reopen after samples test negative for bird flu

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday issued directions to open the Ghazipur poultry market

Arvind Kejriwal | Bird Flu | poultry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Delhi Chief Minister on Thursday issued directions to open the Ghazipur market after all 100 samples collected from there tested negative for

"Samples taken from markets have tested negative with respect to Have directed to open the market & withdraw the orders to restrict trade & import of chicken stocks," the chief minister tweeted.

Earlier in the day, a senior official of the Delhi animal husbandry unit said there is no spread of among chickens in Delhi as all the 100 samples taken from Asia's largest poultry market in Ghazipur have tested negative.

The results come a day after civic authorities imposed a temporary ban on sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in view of the bird flu situation here.

Earlier, samples taken from crows and ducks at parks and lakes in the capital tested positive for avian influenza.

This had led to banning of sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city and shutting the wholesale poultry market in east Delhi for 10 days as a precautionary measure by the Delhi government on Monday.

The Ghazipur market located on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border is a key supplier of poultry products in the region. Chickens, geese, ducks and turkey are among the poultry birds bred by farmers for their eggs and meat.

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First Published: Thu, January 14 2021. 16:57 IST