President, Karnataka Cooperative Poultry Federation, DK Kantharaju speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
President, Karnataka Cooperative Poultry Federation, DK Kantharaju speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Karnataka poultry industry suffers losses amid rumours of chicken infected with coronavirus

ANI | Updated: Feb 19, 2020 22:40 IST


Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The poultry industry is facing losses amid rumours of the discovery of a chicken infected with coronavirus in Bengaluru.

DK Kantharaju, president, Karnataka Cooperative Poultry Federation said, "Karnataka is facing losses of Rs 60 to 65 crores. The consumption percentage has also decreased by 30-35 per cent".
Atiq, a meat seller, said, "Because of coronavirus people are scared. But I want to say that chicken is safe to consume here. All this fear is caused due to fake news on social media."
Another person Abdul Hafeez said, "Chicken and coronavirus are not related. People are scared because of what is being spread on social media. The business has definitely gone down due to fear of coronavirus." (ANI)

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