24-01-2014 05:35 AM | China

Hangzhou halts live poultry trading; Shanghai reports deaths

Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, announced Thursday that live poultry trading in its main urban areas is halted as of Friday to help contain H7N9 bird flu infections.

In a circular, the city authorities ordered to disinfect live poultry markets in six districts and launched a widespread monitoring over domestic fowl and birds in poultry farms, habitats of migratory birds as well as parks.

The government also banned the flying of carrier pigeons.
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