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Karnataka Farmer buries thousands of Chickens alive due to Coronavirus outbreak

The deadly coronavirus has now claimed the lives of over 4,000 people and infected more than 1 lakh people globally. The coronavirus outbreak has also sabotaged the international calendar of several sporting events all across the world. The fast-spreading disease has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 under huge doubt.

Around sixty confirmed cases of coronavirus has been reported in India. With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increasing by the day in the country, misinformation about the same also seems to be spreading.

A farmer in Karnataka ended up burying a thousands of chickens in his farm amid increasing coronavirus fears.

The farmer also shot a video of the shocking burial which spread like wildfire on social media. The video is being circulated online as a preventive measure to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The farmer identified as Najeer Ahmed Makandar loaded around 6,000 chickens in a truck and then dumped the live birds in a large pit in Nulsoor, Belagavi’s Gokak taluk, a few days ago.

Speaking to TOI, Najeer said, “I was left with no option. I have spent nearly six lakh to rear these chickens.”

He even added that before the coronavirus scare, a chicken was being sold at Rs 50 to 70 and after the panic, the prices have reduced to between Rs 5 to Rs 10.

Najeer added that he was not able to afford the cost of maintenance after the drop in prices.

Even though the health officials have repeatedly stressed on the fact that coronavirus is spread only through the respiratory and that it spreads from person to person, fake messages across the country seem to be making more of an impact on people, one of them being the misplaced fear of non-vegetarian food items.

In yet another incident in Bangarpet taluk, 9,500 chicks were buried alive.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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