Guwahati: Following the recent ingress of highly-pathogenic Bird flu Avian Influenza in the country, the animal husbandry and veterinary department of Assam has imposed a temporary ban on entry of poultry.
The government issued an order on Friday which states, “Governor of Assam is pleased to impose temporary ban on entry of poultry as a precautionary measure through western border of the state in interest of preventing escalation of the disease to Assam and other North Eastern States.”
The order comes into force with immediate effect and will remain in force until further orders, it further stated.
Meanwhile, Nagaland’s animal husbandry and veterinary services has directed all Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) to issue “red alert” notice to create awareness among the public about the risk of bird flu to the avian and human population.
In Tripura, the government has sounded alert to keep a strict vigil and watch out for any unusual mortality, sickness in birds.
Avian Influenza is a viral disease that is contagious and can spread from one bird to other bird and animals. The current bird flu outbreak comes few months after India on September 30, 2020, declared the country free from the disease.