Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) of Hong Kong [Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (SAR-PRC)], informed the OIE that a field simulation exercise on infection with avian influenza viruses, codenamed “Bluebell”, will be conducted on 12 November 2018 in Hong Kong (SAR-PRC).
The aim of this exercise, in which the concerned staff is participating, is to ensure the Department’s preparedness and readiness in case a culling operation in local poultry farm is necessary.
It focuses on:
A field command centre and a fictitious chicken farm will be set up for players to carry out the frontline duties, which include mobilizing staff and resources, setting up different operation areas in the index farm, and following personal biosecurity guidelines when entering and leaving the index farm.
Original report can be found at OIE