Macao bans poultry imports from "less than" 10 mainland farms

MACAO - The Macao authorities have banned poultry imports from less than 10 farms of the Chinese mainland over the avian flu concern, local media reported Wednesday.

Cheung So Mui, vice-president of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, said that the listed farms are all from Gaoming and Shunde, two cities in the neighboring Guangdong province where a human infection case was reported in the past week, according to Macao Post Daily.

The Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) has no immediate intention of imposing a general banning of the poultry import from Guangdong, the official was quoted as saying.

Shunde and Gaoming are within a 10-km radius of the Guangzhou city, where the human death occurred.

The listed farms in the two cities accounted for 20 percent of Macao's live poultry imports, said Cheung.

Source: Peoples Daily Online
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