China has reported an outbreak of deadly H5N1 avian influenza in Hunan Province, located on the southern border of Hubei Province, the epicenter of coronavirus. The South China Morning Post reports with reference to a statement by the Ministry of Agriculture of China.
The outbreak occurred on a farm in the Shuangqing district of Shaoyang city.
"The farm has 7,850 chickens, and 4,500 chickens died from this infection. By order of local authorities, 17,828 birds were slaughtered after the outbreak," the statement said.
The report notes that there have been no cases of human infection with the H5N1 virus in Hunan Province.
As we reported, China asked the EU for help with the supply of medicines to fight the new coronavirus.
President of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang appealed for "urgent assistance" to the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
It is noted that the request is addressed simultaneously to all countries that are part of the European Union.
In addition, the Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized the introduction of an emergency regime in the United States due to an outbreak of coronavirus.