Live poultry imports back on sale

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has lifted a ban on imported live poultry, which are back for sale again today. IACM detected H7 subtype avian influenza virus in the environment samples from three poultry booths in Patane Provisional Market a month ago. To ensure the heath and safety of the public, authorities activated the emergency mechanism and temporarily suspended live poultry trade in Macau on April 19. Authorities also conducted cleaning and sterilisation on wholesale, slaughtering and retail premises, while the Health Bureau conducted medical surveillance of poultry retailers in Patane Provisional Market.