Bhaktapur declared emergency zone as bird flu refuses to go
The Bhaktapur district administration on Wednesday declared the district as bird flu emergency zone after the virus did not come under control.
The local administration made the announcement following talks with the poultry entrepreneurs. Separately, the government has also decided to strictly monitor the supply of chicken and chicken products.
Earlier, the government was preparing to declare emergency in Bhaktapur but had put off the plan following objection by poultry farmers.
On August 1, the government had put ban on the sales and supply of the chicken in the Kathmandu Valley as bird flu was confirmed in several farms.
Though the government announced a week-long ban on the supply of poultry products the H5N1 virus continues to spread to surrounding areas. Bird flu has been detected in different parts of adjoining Kavre district also. Nepalnews.com