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Amendments to the First Schedule 

The following amendments are made to the First Schedule of the Biological Agents and Toxins Act with effect from 16 February 2021:

1. Addition of Heartland virus 
2. Addition of Severe Fever Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus
3. Removal of Mayaro virus from Part I of First Schedule 
4. Revision of criteria for HIV lentiviral vector system