Bengali Hunt Desk: The Assam government said on Sunday that the first case of African swine flu had been reported in the state. The flu has killed more than 2,500 pigs in 308 villages. Assam Veterinary and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora said in a press release that the state government was looking for another way to stop the spread of the deadly disease instead of killing the pigs after receiving instructions from the Center.
Atul Bora said, ‘The National Institute of High Protection Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) has reported after testing in Bhopal that it is African swine flu. The central government has told us that this is the first case of this disease in the whole country. ”
He said COVID-19 had nothing to do with the disease. According to the 2019 census by the department, the total number of pigs was about 21 lakh. Now it has increased to 30 lakhs.
The whole country is already suffering from the corona crisis. In the meantime, the case of swine flu has raised more concerns. Let me inform you that 41,996 cases of corona have been found in the whole country so far. Out of the total cases, 26,998 cases are active. Of these, 11,605 have returned home fully recovered. And 1,391 people have lost their lives to this deadly virus.