UAE, India hold talks on bird flu implications
India and the United Arab Emirates held discussions in Abu Dhabi in the wake of the temporary ban imposed by the emirate on the imports of Indian table eggs as a result of bird flu.
The issue came up during a meeting between UAE Minister of Environment and Water Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi and the Indian Ambassador to the country Chandra Mohan Bhandari on Tuesday.
The two officials also discussed ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in the fields of environment and agriculture.
In keeping with the standards and guidelines of World Organisation for Animal Health, the UAE has imposed a ban on import of live birds and poultry products from the countries hit by bird flu, including India.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as “null and void” the result of an August 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding on Tuesday that Kenya's democracy faces a long legal crisis. His first comments on the result came shortly after four of the seven election commissioners said they stood by their decision a day earlier to disown the outcome of the presidential poll, saying the final tallying process had been “opaque”.
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She had been vacationing with President Joe Biden in South Carolina when she began experiencing symptoms on Monday. She has been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid and will isolate at the vacation home for at least five days.
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