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Sikkim Bans Entry of Poultry Products From Other States for 1 Month Amid Bird Flu Scare

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A notification on the ban was issued by the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department Secretary, S D Subba.

  • PTI Gangtok
  • Last Updated: January 14, 2021, 21:29 IST
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The Sikkim authorities on Thursday banned the import of all poultry merchandise from different states for a month within the wake of the outbreak of avian influenza in varied locations throughout the nation. A notification on the ban was issued by the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department Secretary, S D Subba.

“In the wake of report of avian influenza outbreak in several states and to prevent possible ingress of avian influenza disease in the state, the Government of Sikkim hereby imposes ban on entry of poultry and poultry products from outside the state with immediate effect for a period of one month from the date of issue of notification,” the notification stated.

It could also be talked about that the outbreak of avian influenza has been reported from ten states, together with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.

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