The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave an update on its activities regarding the novel coronvirus (COVID-19), which are focused on efforts to facilitate diagnose, treat and prevent the disease. The agency is also surveilling the medical product supply chain for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate impacts.
The FDA is not currently conducting inspections in China in response to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory to not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The FDA pulled its inspectors back to the U.S., but said when the travel advisory is changed, the agency will resume routine inspections as soon as feasible. Read the complete announcement here.