Bird flu: Goa bans transportation of birds from Maharashtra, Karnataka. Image Source: IANS News

Panaji, Jan 19 : The Goa administration on Tuesday banned transportation and entry of birds and eggs from neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka in wake of the bird flu scare.

The orders issued by the North and South Goa District Magistrates come into force with "immediate effect".

"Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code," the government order states.

-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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