Govt bans export of sanitisers, all types of ventilators

PTI

File Photo: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (PTI Photo)

File Photo: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (PTI Photo)

The government on Tuesday banned the export of all sanitisers and ventilators with immediate effect in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Export of all sanitisers…is prohibited, with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

It also banned exports of all types of ventilators, including any artificial respiratory apparatus or oxygen therapy apparatus or any other breathing appliance or device.

Last week, it had banned export of certain ventilators, surgical and disposable masks and textile raw material used for making masks.

There is a shortage of hand sanitizer and face masks in the market amid the coronavirus outbreak as people resorted to panic buying.

(PTI)