The consumer protection agency in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 29 closed a Chinese-owned supermarket selling “illegally imported seafood and meat” in the capital, Abuja, over ongoing fears about the spread of coronavirus, reports BBC.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
The disease which has claimed over 100 in China causes illness from common cold, severe acute.
Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) said they made the discovery during a “surprise” inspection.
The agency said that many of the products it found in the supermarket had irregular or expired dates.
The goods were reportedly stored in a hidden area of the supermarket.