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Day: 18 September 2020

COVID-19: We’re Convinced We’ve Not Tested Enough, Says PTF

COVID-19: We’re Convinced We’ve Not Tested Enough, Says PTF

Coronavirus, NEWS
Nigeria’s COVID-19 curve is flattening, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha has said. Mustapha said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 66th joint national briefing of the task force. He, however, noted that the nation has not done enough COVID-19 testing. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PTF was established by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 9, 2020 to coordinate and oversee Nigeria’s multi-sectoral inter-governmental efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Looking back at our National Response, using science, data and experience from other countries, we cannot but say that tremendous progress has been made and that we are beginning to notice that the curve is flattening. “However, as we have always stated, this p
PCN Seals 439 Drug Shops in Akwa Ibom for Illegal Activities

PCN Seals 439 Drug Shops in Akwa Ibom for Illegal Activities

NEWS
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 439 drug shops in Akwa IbomState for various offences including dispensing unethical products, poor storage and sanitary conditions. The Registrar of PCN, Pharm. Elijah Mohammed who disclosed this at a press briefing held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital weekend; said a total of 42 Pharmacies and 397 Patent Medicine Shops were affected in the exercise. Also, he pointed out that some of the pharmacies and patent medicine shops in the state operate without registration with the PCN, failed to renew premises license, and sold medicines outside the approved list. Mohammed who was represented by the Director Enforcement of the PCN, Stephen Esumobi made known that the enforcement exercise took place in 13 out of 31 local go...