Kuwait bans importing birds from EU, Asia| MENAFN.COM

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:37 GMT

Kuwait bans importing birds from EU, Asia


(MENAFN) A temporary ban on the import of all types of live birds from three European countries and eight countries in south-eastern Asia has been imposed by Kuwait in the country due to an outbreak of avian flu.

The ban encompasses all types of live birds, hatching eggs and one-day-old chicks, according to a statement by the state's Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR.)

The import ban includes Switzerland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, PAAAFR added.

Avian flu virus first emerged in 2004 and spread into China, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.


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