Radio Taiwan International
The Council of Agriculture has lifted a weeklong nationwide ban on the slaughter and
transport of poultry.
The ban on transport was lifted at midnight and the ban on slaughter at noon on Friday. The ban was in place for a week to prevent an outbreak of bird flu from spreading further. On February 6, a highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus which carries a risk of human transmission was found in a bird.
Quarantine official Shih Tai-hua said Friday that vets are ready to make sure that all poultry is healthy. [FULL STORY]