Oct 26, 2023

KFC shuts Lesotho stores over South Africa bird flu

KFC has announced it is closing all its restaurants in Lesotho amid a severe outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring South Africa. KFC says its chickens come from farms in South Africa which are certified as being free of bird flu. Lesotho is a mountainous country entirely surrounded by South Africa. South Africa has been struggling to contain bird flu for several months and has culled more than seven million egg-laying hens - 20-30% of the country's entire stock. Last week, neighbouring Mozambique slaughtered about 45,000 infected hens it had imported from South Africa.

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