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NAGOYA (Kyodo) The Aichi Prefectural Government will declare the end of a two-month bird flu epidemic in Toyohashi at midnight Sunday, Gov. Masaaki Kanda said Thursday.

A ban on moving quail, eggs and other products from farms in the area will be lifted, prefectural officials said. No new flu cases have been detected since March 29.

“We have been able to get the epidemic under control smoothly,” Kanda said at a news conference.

About 1.6 million quail have been culled since the first case of bird flu was detected at a Toyohashi farm Feb. 27.

The prefecture will provide the affected farms with financial assistance to help them rebuild their businesses, the officials said.

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