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Bucharest. Full-scale quarantine measures on account of bird flu were implemented in Romanian town of Cherna Voda (Konstanca region), Mediafax agency informs today.
All 13,500 poultry in the local farms will be killed. No one can enter or leave the town for at least 10 days.
The nuclear power plant near the town is functioning normally. The workers in the plant from the town go to work after passing through special disinfections filters.
The agency notes the veterinary services have given up the initial idea the workers to be accommodated in a temporary camp on the plant’s grounds.
Bucharest - About 13 000 people were quarantined in the Romanian capital on Monday as troops and police sealed off streets in response to the city's second bird-flu outbreak, said officials.
The mayor of the southern fourth district, Adrian Inimaroiu, said residents would be cut off and all businesses in the area would be closed during the quarantine period of up to three weeks.
The move came after the agriculture ministry earlier on Monday confirmed the presence of the H5 bird-flu virus in dead chickens found in the neighbourhood, the latest of dozens of outbreaks of avian flu in Romania this spring.
Inimaroiu said, urging residents to stay calm, that "about 40 streets have been blocked" in the Luica quarter.
He said the quarantine would last for "a period of a week to 21 days and all the institutions in this quarter will be closed".