Eight samples sent from Delhi to Jalandhar have been found positive. According to the information, bird flu has been found in the ducks of Sanjay Lake and the crows in the park of Mayur Vihar. This information has been given by the Animal Husbandry Department.
Significantly, so far, bird flu has been confirmed in nine states. In Delhi too, birds have been dying at different places for more than a week, after which as a precaution, the movement of common people was stopped in these parks while the samples of dead birds were sent to Jalandhar.
Out of these, samples of ducks of Sanjay Lake and ravens of Mayur Vihar Park have been found positive. Since last week, the death of birds in the capital has not stopped. On Sunday, 100 crows and 27 ducks were found dead at different places. On the second day also, 10 ducklings were found in DDA’s Sanjay Lake Park. The administration has declared it as an alert zone. The animal husbandry department sent samples of these to Jalandhar lab for examination.
According to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) report, two crows in Begumpur, 27 ducks in Sanjay Lake, 24 crows in Sarita Vihar, four crows in Patparganj, two crows in Smriti Van in Kundali, two crows in Yojana Vihar, Preet Vihar 10 crows in G Block, two crows in Madhuban, one crows in Ashoka Niketan, five crows in Deer Park of Dilshad Garden, three crows in Golden Jubilee Park, four crows in the green area of Ring Road, 14 crows in Dwarka Sector Five, Dwarka Two crows have been found in Sector Nine and 16 crows have died in Hastasal Park.
The animal husbandry department has pressed them into the ground as per the standard. According to Dr. Rakesh of the Animal Husbandry Department, about 100 crows have died in Delhi so far.
15 crows were found dead in Red Fort, complain on this helpline
A day earlier, on Saturday, 17 ducks died in DDA’s Sanjay Lake Park. More than 15 crows died in the Red Fort too. The DDA has closed five parks as a precautionary measure after birds were found dead in the park. These include Sanjay Lake, Dwarka Sector 9, Hauz Khas Park, Dwarka Sector 5 Park and Hastasal Park. The Central Park of East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s Mayur Vihar Phase 3 is also closed to the public. Crows are also constantly getting dead in this.
Complaints are received on the helpline number:
In view of bird flu, complaints are being received continuously on the helpline number 011-23890318 issued by the Delhi government a day ago. About 100 complaints of crows and 45 pigeons were received from various areas of Delhi on Sunday. People reported signs of sickness and deadness in birds around their homes.
Sanjay Lake announced alert zone:
Amidst fear of bird flu across the country, the capital’s Sanjay Lake has been declared an alert zone. This step has been taken after finding 17 more ducks dead. A senior DDA official said that the Rapid Response Team has taken this action on the instructions of the Animal Husbandry Department. The Rapid Response Team also visited the park on Sunday.