Lawmakers and celebrities eat chicken drumsticks on stage to encourage people to consume the meat, amid rumours that coronavirus can be spread by chicken. Photo: Poultry Voice

India’s poultry industry sees up to 80 per cent drop in sales after coronavirus from chicken rumours

  • India’s US$14 billion poultry industry is taking a massive hit after social media rumours that coronavirus could be spread by chicken meat
  • Sales have dropped by 80 per cent in some areas, and clarifications put out by the industry have failed to stem the panic
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Lawmakers and celebrities eat chicken drumsticks on stage to encourage people to consume the meat, amid rumours that coronavirus can be spread by chicken. Photo: Poultry Voice
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