PANJIM: Ten days after prohibiting the import of live poultry to Goa from adjoining States, the District Magistrate, North Goa lifted the ban, barring from infected areas in Maharashtra.
In a fresh order on Saturday, the North Goa District Magistrate (DM) R Menaka has prohibited the entry of live poultry birds and eggs from within the radius of 10 kilometers of infected zones of Mumbai, Thane, Parbhani, Dapoli and Beed areas (Maharashtra) into the district.
The order, circulated by Department of Information & Publicity, on Saturday, however, does not elaborate on the directions by the DM.
The DM further said that order dated January 12, 2021 ‘stands rescinded.’ The government, through this order, had banned the entry of live poultry and other birds into Goa owing to outbreak of bird flu across the country. No bird flu cases have so far been reported in the State.