26 Aug 2020

Solomon Islands bans Australian poultry

7:53 pm on 26 August 2020

Solomon Islands has banned the import of poultry products from Australia.

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It follows the confirmation of a highly contagious avian influenza on farms in the state of Victoria.

The Solomons' biosecurity director, Francis Tsatsia, said the ban would protect the country's valuable and growing poultry industry.

The ban covers all birds, meat and eggs.