The health regulator has been scaling back domestic and foreign inspections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has halted activities such as domestic compliance checks and vape shop inspections, the health regulator said on Thursday, as its staff switch to teleworking amid the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.
The health regulator has been scaling back domestic and foreign inspections in the wake of the outbreak, which has infected more than 227,700 people across 175 countries, based on a Reuters tally.
In the United States, the virus has infected over 10,000 people and caused 150 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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