The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has confirmed this in an official statement.
It said that this was in view of notifications from the General Veterinary Inspectorate of Poland about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the Kępiński District and Ostrowski District of Wielkopolskie Region, Elbląski District of Warmińsko-mazurskie Region, Sierpecki District of Mazowieckie Region and Malborski District of Pomorskie Region in Poland.
Another notification was from the World Organisation for Animal Health about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza in Thai Nguyen Province, Ha Giang Province, Yen Bai Province, Hai Dương Province, Lang Sơn Province, Ha Tĩnh Province and Dak Lak Province in Vietnam.
The CFS has instructed the trade to suspend the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from these areas with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong. - Xinhua