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Hong Kong halts imports of chicken from Tuaran, Sabah after bird flu outbreak


The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday that Malaysia had reported an outbreak of the virus in the eastern Sabah region. (File pic shows officials from the veterinary department in action in Tuaran,Sabah).

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday that Malaysia had reported an outbreak of the virus in the eastern Sabah region. (File pic shows officials from the veterinary department in action in Tuaran,Sabah).

BEIJING: Hong Kong has ordered traders to suspend imports of poultry meat and poultry products like eggs from the Tuaran District of Sabah State in Malaysia, said the city's Centre for Food Safety on Tuesday.

The move comes after an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu in the state.

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