New Delhi: Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry has clarified that chicken may be considered safe for consumption as no report has so far confirmed its involvement in coronavirus outbreak.
In a letter to Vijay Sardana, Advisor, Poultry Federation of India, Animal Husbandry Commissioner Praveen Malik said that poultry was not found to be involved in the transmission of 2019 nCov to humans in any report globally.
“This is to clarify that the predominant route of transmission of 2019 nCoV, appears to be human to human, as per World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) though 2019 nCoV may not have had an animal source, which requires further investigation,” said Malik.
He said poultry has not been found to be involved in the
transmission of 2019 nCov to humans so far in any report globally.