"A recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) survey of regulatory bodies in over 90 countries found that national regulators are using innovative methods to ensure the safety of radiation sources is not compromised during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such sources are used mainly in medicine, industry and research."
The IAEA said the main objective of the survey was to gain an overview of the effect of restrictions on regulatory activities on the safety of radiation sources and the response of the regulatory bodies. Secondly, the survey aimed to understand Member States' needs during the situations posed by COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the IAEA Safety Standards. The third objective was to collect information on notable practices and lessons learned, where applicable.
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