Red Fort Shut down due to Bird Flu, Will Open on 26 JanTop Stories

January 20, 2021 11:34
Red Fort Shut down due to Bird Flu, Will Open on 26 Jan

The bird flu that has been spreading all across the country. Dozens of birds have been found sick and dead in sanctuaries, poultry farms and now samples of the bird flu have been found in the Red Fort. A sample of dead crow consisting of the flu has been found at the Red Fort.

Orders have been sent to restrict entry of the public into the historical Delhi monument.

Officials state that the historical monument will be open on 26 January to celebrate Republic day. Until then officials have stated that they will disinfect the area.

An approximate of 15 crows were found dead in the premises of the Fort. A sample of the bird has been sent to the Jalandhar based laboratory for testing.

On Saturday, a sample from a dead owl at the Delhi zoo had tested positive for the avian influenza.

Delhi has banned the sale of processed and packaged chicken which is coming from other states into the city. Samples from multiple sanctuaries and zoos were birds were found dead were taken to laboratories to test for the Avian flu.

Municipal corporations in Delhi have put a ban on poultry at the moment. Although it is a temporary ban, the sale of birds has been restricted till the flu situation is under control.

The ban was lifted in a few places, as the samples taken from Ghazipur tested negative for the poultry virus.

The Red Fort will be open again to the public from January 26th onwards to celebrate Republic Day.

By Meena Atmakuri

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