Avian Flu: More than 300 poultry birds will be killed in Ranchi today. Ranchi News

Ranchi: More than 300 poultry birds have been identified for culling within a one km containment zone by the Rapid Surveillance Team constituted by the district administration on Sunday. bird flu friday night in the capital
Since morning different teams hit the streets through loudspeakers to create awareness about do’s and don’ts H5N1 While surveillance teams carried out massive sanitization and cleaning exercise at the epicentre, apart from identifying poultry.
A source in the monitoring team said, “Within a radius of one km, we have identified around 310 birds today. Kalinga will happen. The surveyed location includes the infected area (ground zero) as well as a radius of one km from it.” Is.”
Ranchi is now the second district after Bokaro where the virus outbreak was confirmed ahead of Holi sending the entire state on high alert.
Jail Mod Chowk, home of Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda in Ranchi, was where about a dozen chickens died in the backyard poultry on February 27. On February 28, the samples were sent to Kolkata and then to Bhopal for testing. On March 1, the report confirmed the spread of bird flu.
The district administration today formally notified seven rapid surveillance teams and posted magistrates in each of the seven zones for avian influenza prevention measures. According to the formal order issued on Sunday, the sale of all types of poultry has been banned for the next 21 days in the radius of one to 10 km from the transition zone. Within a radius of one km, houses will also be sealed. “Today, we have asked everyone to voluntarily give us information about poultry or its products that they have at their places. The government will pay compensation for the loss from the district disaster management coffers,” an official said. “
Meanwhile, many eateries and restaurants have stopped serving chicken and have switched to mutton and fish.
“We have removed eggs and chicken from our menu till further orders. More than business, public health is important,” said Ram Kumar, owner of an eatery in Kachari.
But Albert Ekka Chowk, roadside vendors selling chicken paratha have switched to the mutton variant and hiked the prices by Rs 20. A vendor said, “A plate of chicken paratha costs Rs 80. We have replaced it with mutton and made it cost Rs 100.”

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