Fish and its products are not carriers of Corona virus – Virendra Kanwar

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Fisheries Minister has said that the information appearing in various mediums of media, that consuming fish and its related products can spread Corona virus is misleading. He said that this false propaganda can impact the sale of fish and its related products, which can further directly, affect the farmers, earning livelihood from fisheries industry. No such research has been published so far that eating fish or its products spreads the virus.

Fisheries Minister said that an advisory has been received in this direction from Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Government of India, which has denied that Corona virus spreads out of fish. He has urged the people of the state to avoid such rumors and said that fish and its products can be used by adopting normal hygiene.

Shri Kanwar said that many other industries are also indirectly related to fisheries sector. Therefore, any misleading publicity related to fish and fishery products would directly affect the earning of the people associated with this industry. He said that consumers would also get deprived of rich protein and other nutrients consisting in these products.

 Fisheries Minister said that so far no reports of corona virus infection have been received anywhere in the world through fisheries. In the past too, there has been no infection anywhere through fisheries. Therefore, it is completely safe to consume fish and its products, he added.