Advocating for the Review of Infectious Diseases Bill

The  Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS) has advocated for the review of the Control of Infectious Diseases Act (CIDA) Bill 2020 saying that some of its provisions poses great risk on human rights of citizens.

The drafted CIDA Bill is a strategic legal framework for repositioning and strengthening the national disease control body and relevant health officials to undertake the important task of preventing and managing the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) which has claimed over 80 lives across various states in Nigeria.

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