Updated 06.11.2019

New Executive Order on poliovirus containment



The Executive Order on poliovirus containment came into effect on November 30, 2019.

The purpose of the Executive Order is to ensure secure management of poliovirus and materials potentially infectious for poliovirus through the establishment of safe handling and containment requirements. It describes the requirements for companies that possess, use, or store poliovirus or materials that potentially contain infectious poliovirus (PIM).

With this Executive Order, the Minister of Health assigns his powers to establish and enforce control measures for the containment of polioviruses to the Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness, thus becoming the National authority for containment (NIM).

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