Coronavirus: FG shuts down Abuja supermarket
By our correspondent
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC has shut down Panda Supermarket, Jabi due to fear of coronavrirus, Daily Trust reports.
The commission on its official Twitter handle, @fccpcnigeria, noted that it discovered seafood and animals imported illegally from China in the store.
It also added that it discovered products with expired and irregular shelf life.
The move was to avoid the importation of the virus to the country, reports say.
Coronavirus, a virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 132 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and spread around the world.
However, the virus has not be found in Nigeria. Read the global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?
Situated in Jabi, Panda supermarket is one of the retail shops in Abuja, selling products like wines, pastries, baby products, drinks, seafoods among others.
Jabi District is in the phase 2 development plan of Abuja, the Federal capital city of Nigeria.
It is mainly a residential area. Jabi District is adjacent to Utako District.
Jabi is about 13 minutes drive from the Central business district and about 30 minutes from the Abuja airport.
The major roads that transverse Jabi are the Obafemi Awolowo Way, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway and Alex Ekwueme Street.