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.
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."
Towards the end of 2020 and early 2021, avian or bird flu swept through India and affected states scrambled to institute measures to control the spread of the disease. A report by Mongabay-India points out that the 2020/2021 outbreak, marked by the significant