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Day: 22 February 2021

NAFDAC Threatens to Sanction Packaged Water Producers Violating Guidelines

NAFDAC Threatens to Sanction Packaged Water Producers Violating Guidelines

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  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has threatened to shut the factory of any packaged water producers that violates its regulatory requirements. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, stated that the over 16,000 registered packaged water producers in the country must comply with its Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines or risk serious sanction. Prof. Adeyeye, according to a statement issued by the agency, gave the warning while speaking at a virtual stakeholder meeting with packaged water producers in Nigeria.  In attendance at the virtual meeting were 412 members of both the Association of Table Water Producers and the Water Producers Association of Nigeria. Speaking at the meeting, Adeyeye appealed to the w
First Case of Avian Flu Detected in Humans

First Case of Avian Flu Detected in Humans

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  Russia said on Saturday that its scientists had detected the world’s first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu from birds to humans and had alerted the World Health Organisation. In televised remarks, the head of Russia’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said scientists at the Vektor laboratory had isolated the strain’s genetic material from seven workers at a poultry farm in southern Russia, where an outbreak was recorded among the birds in December. The workers did not suffer any serious health consequences, she added. They are believed to have caught the virus from poultry on the farm. “Information about the world’s first case of transmission of the avian flu (H5N8) to humans has already been sent to the World Health Organisation,” Po
Nigeria May Get COVID-19 Vaccines in 10 Days –Minister

Nigeria May Get COVID-19 Vaccines in 10 Days –Minister

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  Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said in Lagos on Saturday that Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days. “We are told that by the end of this month, which is about 10 days from now, we shall get the vaccines,’’ the minister said. “We do not produce the vaccines. They are manufactured abroad in about four or five countries,’’ he told newsmen at the end of an inspection tour of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Ehanire explained that the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Russia and China that had succeeded in producing the vaccines were now giving licences to other countries to reproduce them. “South Africa has a licence to make the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, while Russia only recently gave India the li