BSF seals Indo-Bangla border fearing bird - flu

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Shillong, Jan 18 (UNI) Border Security Force (BSF) today sealed all the borders with Bangladesh, following outbreak of bird - flu in that country.

The BSF have instructed all its troops, along the Indo-Bangla border, to keep an extra alert to check import of poultry items after the outbreak of the epidemic in West Bengal and Bangladesh.

''We have directed all our guards not to allow any poultry items to be imported into the country because of the epidemic,'' BSF (Meghalaya-Assam) Frontier Spokesman V S Sirkarwar said.

The BSF have decided to seal the borders on the directives of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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