Namibia suspends poultry imports from 10 European countries due to bird flu

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WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia halted imports of live poultry from 10 countries on Friday following outbreaks of bird flu in Europe.

The suspension affects imports from the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Ukraine, Belgium, Poland, Sweden and France, the Directorate of Veterinary Services said in a statement.

Cooked poultry meat products for commercial purposes may be imported under a veterinary permit, it said.

Imports of live ostrich and raw ostrich products will also be suspended, said Chief veterinary officer Dr Albertina Shilongo.

 

 by Nyasha Nyaungwa / Reuters

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