Belarus has introduced a temporary restriction on the import of poultry from the Czech Republic due to a recent Newcastle disease outbreak. The country has also placed restrictions on poultry from the Krasnodar region of Russia over bird flu fears, the department of veterinary and food supervisory under the Ministry of Agriculture reported.
According to the OIE, the outbreak in the Czech Republic began in a flock of pigeons in Stredocesky. In total, 50 pigeons have been destroyed following the death of 40 birds. Movement control inside the country is ongoing.
“In this regard, in order to prevent the introduction of the disease agent into the territory of Belarus temporary restrictions on imports from the Czech Republic of live poultry, hatching eggs, poultry meat, as well as all types of poultry products and processed products, has been introduced, ” said the spokesmen of the department.
Simultaneously all previously issued permits for poultry product imports into Belarus from Czech Republic has been cancelled. The similar restrictions were imposed in respect to the Krasnodar region of Russia, where in December last year, there were reported several outbreaks of avian influenza in wild birds.