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Coronavirus: FG shuts down Panda Supermarket in Abuja for selling ‘illegally imported seafood’ from China



Following the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus in China and its spread to several countries, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has shut down Panda Supermarket in Jabi area of Abuja, for illegally importing edibles from China.

The commission revealed that abundance of seafood and animals imported from China were discovered in the supermarket.

Amongst items discovered, the agency reported discovery of products with expired and irregular shelf life were brought into the country.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the commission explained why it carried out the routine exercise on the supermarket.

“FCCPC inspected Panda Supermarket; Jabi on credible reports that it discriminated and had a concealed area for Asian nationals. Allegation confirmed, seafood and animals imported illegally from China discovered,” it tweeted.

“Store closed in abundance of caution considering coronavirus. Products with expired and irregular shelf life were also discovered at Panda Supermarket, Jabi, Abuja yesterday.

“Regulatory activities to remove all offensive products from the Supermarket continues.”