Eat chicken, egg without fear: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing rumours that consuming poultry products is linked to the spread of diseases more dangerous than coronavirus, Odisha government today said eating chicken and eggs is safe.

In an advisory, the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services said neither the WHO or World Organisation for Animal Health has issued statement against consuming chicken and eggs. No scientific evidence has proved yet consuming poultry products is linked to spread of coronavirus, it added.

The 2002-03 SARS, 2012-13 MaRS or corona related symptoms never developed in someone due to consumption of chicken and eggs, the advisory read.

However, the government advised public to maintain cleanliness while keeping poultry products. This apart, chicken and egg should be cooked well before consumption.

The government further said it will issue advisories from time to time in the public interest.

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