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    Hong Kong began a mass cull of 20 ECCO Faro Plain Toe Tie Coffee Ireland ,000 chickens on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China, authorities said.

    Hong Kong began a mass cull of 20,000 chickens on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from the Chinese mainland, authorities said.

    Fears over avian bird flu have grown following the deaths of two men in Hong Kong since December. Both had recently returned from mainland China.

    Officials wearing masks and protective suits piled dead chickens into black plastic bags at the wholesale market in Hong Kong where the virus was discovered Monday ECCO Helsinki Bike Toe Tie Cocoa Brown Ireland , television footage showed.

    "It (the culling) has started. It begun at around 10am," an Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department spokesman told AFP.

    The chickens would be given a "chemical treatment" to kill them, after which they would be sent to landfill ECCO Holton Apron Toe Tie Black Ireland , the spokesman said. The culling operation is set to last for 10 hours.

    The positive H7N9 reading was discovered in chickens at Cheung Sha Wan market on Monday, which will be closed for 21 days for disinfection.

    Cheung Sha Wan is the only wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong and is a holding centre for chickens awaiting test results.

    Chicken supply to markets from local Hong Kong farms was also suspended.

    The discovery of the virus came just days after Hong Kong introduced widespread testing of imported live poultry following growing public concern over the safety of imports, particularly from the mainland.

    Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying, called into question the tradition of buying live chickens for fresher meat on Tuesday.

    "In the long run ECCO Jared Cap Toe Tie Black Ireland , should we keep the customs of eating live chickens? Hong Kong people should look into this issue," he told reporters.

    Buying live chickens is particularly popular ahead of Lunar New Year, which will take place on Friday, as they are cooked as part of celebratory meals.

    Leung advised the public to be vigilant and "pay heed" to government guidelines on personal hygiene.

    Local chicken farmers and wholesalers questioned why chicken imports suspected to contain viruses had not been detained at border check points.

    "The government should be held fully responsible. It should have stopped the chickens at the border until they were confirmed to be clear of bird flu ECCO Men's Holton Plain Toe Tie Black Ireland ," wholesaler Cheng Chin-keung told the South China Morning Post Tuesday.

    "Now the chickens from China get mixed with local chickens in the wholesale market and all of them have to be culled."

    He said he would lose HK$5 million ($650,000).

    A government spokesman told AFP that the chickens were sent to Cheung Sha Wan rather than being held at the border because there were no facilities for detaining them.

    The H7N9 outbreak began in China in February 2013 and reignited fears that a virus could mutate to become easily transmissible, potentially triggering a pandemic.

    A 65-year-old Hong Kong man with H7N9 died on January 14, after visiting the neighbouring mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen. An 80-year old man died on Boxing Day last year after he was infected with the virus.

    Hong Kong is particularly alert to the spread of viruses after an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) swept through the city in 2003 Ecco Dress Shoes Ireland , killing 299 people and infecting around 1,800.

    The city culled 17,000 chickens in December of 2011 and suspended live poultry imports for 21 days after three birds tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus.


    Casemiro scores Real Madrid’s first goal against Las Palmas during their La Liga match in Madrid on November 5, 2017. Real won 3-0.

    Lionel Messi is out on his own at the top of the Liga scoring charts Ecco Boots Ireland , well ahead of the usually prolific trio of Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who all endured another frustrating weekend.

    Ronaldo is used to having an annual joust with Messi for the "Pichichi" prize for La Liga's top scorer but has only netted once this season and was wasteful in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday.

    Barcelona's Suarez, top scorer two seasons ago, extended his run without a goal to five games in all competitions following a lifeless display in the 2-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday as Paco Alcacer scored twice to keep the Catalans four points clear at the top.

    Griezmann Ecco Sandals Ireland , third in the Ballon d'Or last year, has only scored twice and had to face the ignominy of being substituted for defender Jose Gimenez while Atletico Madrid was being held to a goalless draw by Deportivo La Coruna, watching on as his side stole a 1-0 win in stoppage-time.

    Messi did not find the net either but the Argentine remains top of the scoring charts with 11 goals in 11 games.

    Below him are unfamiliar names.

    Valencia's Simone Zaza is second with nine, Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu is on eight and Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno and 21-year-old Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis have seven.

    Suarez is 22nd Ecco Cool 2.0 Shoes Ireland , Griezmann 37th and Ronaldo down at 70th. Ronaldo's strike partner Karim Benzema has only scored two goals all season.

    Ronaldo did provide the cross for Isco to score Real’s third goal on Sunday but the assist could not lighten his mood and he looked thoroughly miserable as he neglected to join his teammates in celebration.

    "Cristiano goes home upset when he doesn't score, but he makes a difference," Real captain Sergio Ramos said in defense of his goal-starved teammate.

    "Cristiano and Karim will score goals soon enough. We don't worry if they've only scored a few goals because they both make a difference and what matters is winning."

    Atletico coach Diego Simeone avoided questions about Griezmann's dip, saying it was positive that his side has taken 23 points during the striker's drought.

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