No new cases of avian flu recorded, says Saudi ministry

Updated 21 April 2018
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No new cases of avian flu recorded, says Saudi ministry

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced on Friday that no cases of H5N8 avian flu had been recorded in Saudi Arabia in the previous 24 hours.

The ministry said 13,923 samples had been collected from the Saudi regions since the beginning of the spread of the disease.

The results revealed that 182 of these samples tested positive. As many as 4,068 birds were culled in the previous 24 hours.

On the other hand, awareness and survey campaigns will continue in all regions of the Kingdom.

In January, the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) enforced a ban on the hunting of migratory birds to help prevent avian influenza. The migratory birds include houbara bustards, passerines, pelicans, cranes and turtle doves. 


King Salman welcomes Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Updated 17 October 2018
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King Salman welcomes Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

  • Sheikh Hasina shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the reception ceremony

JEDDAH: Saudi King Salman has welcomed at his palace in Riyadh Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Her highness, also Bangladesh’s defense minister, shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the reception ceremony.

King Salman also shook hands with Hasina’s accompanying delegation.

The king then hosted a luncheon in honor of the Bangladesh PM and her delegation.