Bali Restaurants drop Chicken and Duck from Menu List amid Bird Flu Scare
Kuta (Indonesia): According to an official, some of Bali’s eating houses have taken chicken and duck off the food menu after two Indonesian women died out of bird flu in the last two weeks.
While Indonesia has reported 84 deaths from bird flu till this month. Now, functionaries fear that the two deaths from bird flu in Bali could hit tourism industry business.
Head of the Indonesian Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Bali, Cok Ardhana told that a few restaurants had cast off chicken and duck dishes because of lesser demand from outsiders.
“This is to show customers that the local tourism industry is doing something to keep people safe from bird flu,” he added.
Less than two weeks ago, a 29-year-old Indonesian woman from west Bali expired of bird flu, the first confirmed death on the resort island. A 28-year-old poultry dealer in Tanah Lot village deceased on Tuesday in Denpasar.
Both cases have prompted fears the epidemic could stretch and local functionaries have ordered the plucking of thousands of chickens and brought out a forbiddance on shipping fowl.
The tourism business in Bali is starting to get well after suicide bombers killed over 200 people in late 2002, and additional 20 people in October 2005.