No virus in chickens

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Islamabad

The Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Government of Pakistan strongly rebuts the news on social media propagated by private blogs regarding the presence of Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCV) in chicken. The news warns against consuming chicken meat in the sixty days as 2019-nCV symptoms are appearing in chicken.
This post is fake, baseless, unfounded and scientifically incorrect. The Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCV) has not been reported in chickens so for.
The Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Government of Pakistan discourages this type of misleading propaganda that is affecting the consumption of chicken meat, a nutritious and wholesome food. Consumers can continua to use chicken, which is safe from Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCV),with no likely adverse risk on health from the Virus.—PR