Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said “fear psychosis” is being created over novel coronavirus and dismissed the suggestion that migratory birds could be the reason behind its spread. Also Read - Watch | How China Is Using AI Robots and Drones to Fight the Coronavirus Outbreak

Speaking ahead of the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of wild animals, to be held next week in Gujarat, Javadekar said there was no relation between migratory birds and the virus. Also Read - In Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak, DGCA Exempts Pilots, Crew From Breath Analyser Tests For 15 days at Kerala Airports

“Let’s not create a fear psychosis on the subject. There is no connection between coronavirus with migratory birds. As far as diseases or viruses from birds and animals are concerned, the conference will discuss these issues,” he said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Airport at a Greater Risk of Importing nCov Than Other Indian Airports, Claims Study