Photos: Delhi confirms bird flu cases, begins culling

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:00 PM IST
A DDA worker while rounding up birds at Sanjay Lake in Mayur Vihar, New Delhi on January 11. Delhi on January 11 became one of the 10 states in the country with confirmed cases of avian influenza, or bird flu.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)
A horticulture department staff carries a goose to test for avian influenza at Sanjay Lake in New Delhi on January 11. At least 10 samples from three locations of the over 120 samples sent to Bhopal’s National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research have returned positive, HT reported citing government data.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
The carcass of a goose lies near Sanjay Lake in New Delhi on January 11. Seventeen ducks were found dead on January 10, triggering a scare and prompting authorities to declare Sanjay Lake an “alert zone”.(Ravi Choudhary / PTI)
Horticulture department staff prepare to burry dead birds at Sanjay Lake in New Delhi on January 11. The culling of live birds at Sanjay Lake Park began at 8am on January 11. Large-scale culling might not be required in Delhi immediately, HT reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
Chickens being carried in a van at Ghazipur poultry market in New Delhi on January 9. Delhi’s animal husbandry unit on January 11 issued an order, saying the “entry and sale of dressed/processed/canned poultry products is also required to be restricted as a measure of abundant precaution in view of public health and safety,” HT reported.(Manvender Vashist / PTI)
A deserted view of the Ghazipur Poultry market in New Delhi on January 11. Delhi on January 9 announced the closure of the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market for 10 days and banned the entry of live birds from outside Delhi. Over the past four days, about 150 birds have been found dead across the city, HT reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
A goose swimming in a lake at Hauz Khas in New Delhi on January 11. Apart from the Sanjay Lake Park and the one in Dwarka Sector 9, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which maintains most of the big parks in the city, has shut down at least two parks — in Hauz Khaz and Hastsal.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Geese seen next to a lake at Prasad Nagar in New Delhi on January 10. As of January 11, nine other Indian states have reported the outbreak: Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Maharashtra. No case among the human population has been reported until now.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A DDA worker while rounding up birds at Sanjay Lake in Mayur Vihar, New Delhi on January 11. Delhi on January 11 became one of the 10 states in the country with confirmed cases of avian influenza, or bird flu. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

A horticulture department staff carries a goose to test for avian influenza at Sanjay Lake in New Delhi on January 11. At least 10 samples from three locations of the over 120 samples sent to Bhopal’s National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research have returned positive, HT reported citing government data. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

The carcass of a goose lies near Sanjay Lake in New Delhi on January 11. Seventeen ducks were found dead on January 10, triggering a scare and prompting authorities to declare Sanjay Lake an “alert zone”. (Ravi Choudhary / PTI)

Horticulture department staff prepare to burry dead birds at Sanjay Lake in New Delhi on January 11. The culling of live birds at Sanjay Lake Park began at 8am on January 11. Large-scale culling might not be required in Delhi immediately, HT reported. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Chickens being carried in a van at Ghazipur poultry market in New Delhi on January 9. Delhi’s animal husbandry unit on January 11 issued an order, saying the “entry and sale of dressed/processed/canned poultry products is also required to be restricted as a measure of abundant precaution in view of public health and safety,” HT reported. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

A deserted view of the Ghazipur Poultry market in New Delhi on January 11. Delhi on January 9 announced the closure of the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market for 10 days and banned the entry of live birds from outside Delhi. Over the past four days, about 150 birds have been found dead across the city, HT reported. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A goose swimming in a lake at Hauz Khas in New Delhi on January 11. Apart from the Sanjay Lake Park and the one in Dwarka Sector 9, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which maintains most of the big parks in the city, has shut down at least two parks — in Hauz Khaz and Hastsal. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Geese seen next to a lake at Prasad Nagar in New Delhi on January 10. As of January 11, nine other Indian states have reported the outbreak: Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Maharashtra. No case among the human population has been reported until now. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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On January 11, Delhi confirmed cases of avian influenza or bird flu even as authorities announced a ban on the sale of processed and packaged poultry brought from outside the city as a precautionary measure aimed at stopping the spread of the disease. About 150 birds have been found dead across the city as of January 11. Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra have also reported bird flu cases.

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