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The import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated byproducts from the Netherlands, Germany, and select areas of Russia were banned, according to the first three resolutions.
In the statement by the ministry, “a highly-contagious strain of H5 variant” was suspected in the chickens. Both farms were cleared to prevent further spread of the disease."
Bird flu has been spreading rapidly in Europe, putting the poultry industry on alert after previous outbreaks led to the culling of tens of millions of birds.
The disease, commonly called bird flu, has been found in several European countries, decimating flocks with bruising losses for farmers already hit hard by Covid-19.