Ministers eat chicken
Ministers eat chicken on stage Image Credit: Twitter/ANI

Hyderabad, Telangana: Telangana ministers KT Rama Rao, Etela Rajender, Talasani Srinivas Yadav were among those who were seen digging into chicken pieces at a public event, held in the city to dispel fears that coronavirus is spread by eating chicken and eggs.

Dressed in crisp white shirts and holding fried chicken legs, the ministers were seen at the event organised at Tank Bund area in the city on Friday by a leading chicken broiler selling company.

Coronavirus first originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since then killed more than 2,800 people in that country alone, while cases have been reported in several countries across the world, including India.

The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak an international health emergency and said the global risk level remains high.