Even animals are not being spared from the coronavirus horror and the worst to be hit, at least in India, are poultry.
Rumours in Karanataka which led to a drop in the demand chicken and meat in various areas, A poultry farmer “Najeer Ahmed Makandar” in Belgavi, Karnataka loaded about 6,000 chickens on a truck, dropped them in a ditch and buried them alive.
A dejected farmer Nazeer Makandar from Lolasoora village in #Gokak, #Belagavi decided to bury #chicken from his #poultry farm, following steep fall in price due to #CoronavirusOutbreak. @DeccanHerald @CMofKarnataka @mani1972ias #Coronavid19— Niranjan Kaggere (@nkaggere) March 10, 2020
Nazeer Makandar pic.twitter.com/OExEPM39ay
He said due to a decline in demand, the chickens were causing him deep losses. His chicken used to sell for Rs 50-70 but ever since the coronavirus scare, prices have fallen to as low as Rs 5-10 per kilo and live chicken weight over 2 kg would only fetch him Rs 25.