FG shuts down Chinese Supermarket in Abuja

The Federal government has shut down a popular supermarket belonging to some Chinese and located in Abuja over issues concerning the dreaded and spreading coronavirus.
The officials of the government, while acting on information, stormed the supermarket to discover illegal operations and importation of foods that are deemed harmful for consumption.
According to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), the supermarket located in the Jabi area of Abuja, was discovered to have seafood and animals brought into the country illegally.
More troubling was that the officials said they met some of the products with expired dates while some had shelf life lasting for over 50 years. Just in: FG issues travel advisory as deadly virus kills 6 in China, over 300 infected The government agency said it was already moving to clear to all the products considered dangerous. \
The federal government had earlier described Nigeria as one of the most fortunate countries saying it was free of the coronavirus ravaging parts of the world. The authorities had said there was no recorded case of the virus in Nigeria and Africa like it is happening in China and other countries where it has spread to. The clean state of the country was confirmed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Meanwhile in their bid to find a vaccine for the deadly disease, Australian scientists have recorded a medical breakthrough by growing coronavirus in a high-security lab. The feat was achieved by experts at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, who took a sample of the virus from the first patient diagnosed in Australia.
Daily Mail reports that the scientists will now share the virus with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Growing the virus will help scientists find a vaccine for the deadly virus that has already killed many.
Scientists all over the world are working round the clock to find a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus
Meanwhile, the British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China in the wake of the continued spread of the Coronavirus.
The airline’s statement comes after the UK Foreign Office advised against all but essential travel to the country.
British Airways, which operates daily flights to Shanghai and Beijing from Heathrow, announced the suspension of flights to and from mainland China “with immediate effect”.
The airline’s decision also comes just as the British Government finalizes plans on how to evacuate Britons from Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province.
The dreaded virus has caused more than 130 deaths, spreading across China and to at least 16 other countries.

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