Three leisure parks and well-known Sanjay Lake in Delhi had been closed by authorities on Saturday amid an avian flu scare within the metropolis as a number of birds had been discovered lifeless on their premises within the final couple of days, officers mentioned. In addition to, the favored Hauz Khas Park in south Delhi, which is a large water physique and attracts numerous crowd on daily basis, has additionally been shut, they mentioned.
Not less than 24 crows have been discovered lifeless at a district park in south Delhi’s Jasola prior to now three days and 10 geese have died on the well-known Sanjay Lake, DDA officers mentioned on Saturday.
The DDA, which owns numerous parks within the metropolis, mentioned authorities are monitoring the scenario intently, and parks are being disinfected.
An advisory has been issued on the closure of those 4 leisure locations, a senior official mentioned.
The Delhi Growth Authority owns about 800 parks, different huge parks being the Coronation Park in Burari, Japanese Park in Rohini and varied biodiversity parks.
An official of the animal husbandry unit had mentioned on Friday that round 50 birds, largely crows, had died over the past three to 4 days in these three areas.
“We acquired details about the loss of life of crows in Dwarka, Mayur Vihar Part 3 and Hastsal village in west Delhi. Nonetheless, it’s but to be ascertained if chicken flu an infection is the explanation,” Dr Rakesh Singh from the division had mentioned.
On Friday, the Centre mentioned chicken flu has been confirmed thus far in six states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.