Dubai: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Tuesday announced a ban on the importation of all kinds of birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heated products from Bulgaria.

The ban also applies to the import of poultry meat and non-heat treated products and eggs from the affected country.

According to international reports, an outbreak of the bird flu virus infected a farm in the southern city of Plovdiv.

“A three-km protection zone and a 10km observation area around the livestock area were set up,” said the national food safety agency in a statement to Reuters.