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Sikkim bans entry of poultry & poultry products due to bird flu

GANGTOK: In the wake of reports of bird flu in several states across the country, Sikkim has imposed a ban on the entry of poultry and poultry products from outside the state with immediate effect.

This was notified by S.B. Subba, the Secretary of the A.H & V.S department of Sikkim via a release earlier in the day.

The Meghalaya government on Tuesday temporarily imposed a ban on the import of poultry from neighbouring Assam, as part of its measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious bird flu, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

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Sangma, which reviewing the preparedness and action plan to deal with the crisis, has directed officials to constitute district-level committees to counter any possible outbreak.

“In order to prevent the spread of #AvianInfluenza or #BirdFlu to #Meghalaya, import of poultry birds, eggs and unprocessed poultry meat into the State through the Western border of Assam is banned with immediate effect till further orders,” the chief minister tweeted.

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