Golf Club quarantines geese

  • Jyotsna Jalali, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2014 09:45 IST

After the UT administration went ahead with the culling of geese at the Sukhna Lake on Thursday, authorities at the Golf Club, Sector 6, have got tested 15 geese it has on its premises for any disease at the administration’s veterinary hospital in Sector 22.

Later, on directions from doctors the birds were quarantined. Golf Club captain SPS Ghai said, “We have no directions from the administration on suspending the serving of chicken dishes. The geese with us are safe. However, we have been asked to quarantine these till further orders.”

Animal husbandry joint director Lovelesh Kant Gupta said they were visiting the Golf Club on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the UT administration has stopped serving chicken and eggs at all its hotels and eateries. CITCO MD Kavita Singh said, “We have asked all our hotels to stop serving chicken and eggs till further orders.”

However, it is business as usual for other hotels in the city. Ankit Gupta, president, Chandigarh Hospitality Association, said, “There is no need to be scared. People need to know that even if any virus is present in the chicken, it gets killed when cooked at high temperature.”

The broiler which was being sold at Rs 160 per kg on Thursday was being sold between Rs 120 and Rs 140 in the Sector-20 meat market and at the Atawa market in Sector 43 on Friday.

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