On February 3, 2020, China’s Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) has taken some measures to prevent and limit the spread of coronavirus out from the city of Wuhan, as a response to some restrictions on the movement of people that were put by Chinese government recently.
CDE coronavirus Measures:
- Suspending all in-person delivery of documents and receiving only materials by email.
- Cancelling all face-to-face meetings and interactions with companies and replacing them with remote interactions and communication. Applicants can send to CDE their questions online and they will receive a response within 15 working days.
Extending the hours during which they can conduct meetings via telephone to compensate for these restrictions.
As of February 5th of 2020 mainland China officials have reported 3,887 new cases and have confirmed a total of 24,000 cases of reported coronovirus with more than 3,000 of them critical.
Death toll of the coronavirus has been reported to be 490 deaths and two other people have died in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
- White House Announcement. Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
CDC announcement. CDC Advises Travelers to Avoid All Nonessential Travel to China
- WHO technical document.Global Surveillance for human infection with novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)