Only samples from Sanjay Lake tested positive for bird flu’: Manish Sisodia

Only samples from Sanjay Lake tested positive for bird flu’: Manish Sisodia

The Delhi government has sanitised the Sanjay Lake area. The government has also closed down Ghazipur poultry market and banned entry of livestock from outside Delhi, said Sisodia.

The Delhi government on Monday confirmed bird flu cases after samples sent to a Bhopal-based laboratory tested positive for avian influenza.

The Delhi government had sent eight samples – four from a park in Mayur Vihar Phase 3, three from Sanjay Lake and one from Dwarka – to the laboratory.

A drive to cull ducks has begun at Sanjay Lake, where several ducks were found dead in the last few days, said Dr Rakesh Singh from the animal husbandry unit of the Development Department.

Seventeen more ducks were found dead at Sanjay Lake on Sunday, prompting authorities to declare it an “alert zone”, DDA officials said.

Three other recreational parks in Delhi – Hauz Khas Park, Dwarka Sector 9 Park, Hastsal Park – were closed on Saturday.

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