Covid-19: ‘India chicken sales slashed almost 50%’

A false rumour that the coronavirus can be spread by chickens has slashed Indian poultry sales by almost 50%, a top supplier said. A lot of misleading posts on social media have created a false impression that humans can contract the coronavirus through chickens. Sales have fallen to around 40 million birds a week from 75 million about four weeks ago, the supplier added.

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