Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Some Kerala exporters illegally transporting perishable goods to Gulf via Madurai airport post Nipah outbreak: TNCCI

Madurai: The Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TNCCI) has cautioned the exporters of Tamil Nadu by exposing a case where some Kerala exporters have illegally tried to transport perishable goods to Gulf countries via Madurai since such exports have been banned by them post Nipah Virus outbreak.

Talking to KNN India about this, Chamber’s President N Jegatheesan said, “One of our members pointed this out to us after which a Kerala number vehicle carrying perishable goods- fruits, vegetables and meat – was found near Madurai airport.”

United Arab Emirates (UAE) in May had banned import of fresh fruits and vegetables from Kerala in the wake of outbreak of Nipah virus (NiV) in the state.

According to some reports, it was indicated that the main host of the disease is the fruit bat, where the virus is transmitted through secretions from the bat to the fruit that it feeds on or touches.

Mangoes, dates and bananas are the bat's most preferred fruit. There have been cases of transmission of the disease among humans and between humans and animals as well.
27/06/18 Knn
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