Three leisure parks and well-known Sanjay Lake in Delhi have been closed by authorities on Saturday amid an avian flu scare within the metropolis as a number of birds have been discovered lifeless on their premises within the final couple of days, officers mentioned. Moreover, the favored Hauz Khas Park in south Delhi, which is a large water physique and attracts a lot of crowd daily, has additionally been shut, they mentioned.
At the least 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 a lot of parks within the metropolis, mentioned authorities are monitoring the state of affairs carefully, 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 numerous biodiversity parks.
An official of the animal husbandry unit had mentioned on Friday that round 50 birds, principally crows, had died during the last three to 4 days in these three areas.
“We obtained details about the demise of crows in Dwarka, Mayur Vihar Section three and Hastsal village in west Delhi. Nevertheless, 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 to date in six states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.