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新型コロナウイルスに備え、N95含むマスクと防護服の輸出を1月31日に禁止

Indian Government Bans Export of All Types of Respiratory Masks

India on Friday prohibited the export of all varieties ofrespiratory masks in view of the coronavirus scare.

The list of banned items includes clothing and N95 breathing masksthat fit close to the face and are made to filter out tinyparticles from the air.

India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry in a notification titled“Amendment in export policy of personal protection equipment/Masks” stated: “Exports of all varieties of personal protectionequipment including clothing and masks used to protect the wearerfrom air bone particles and/or any other respiratory masks or anyother personal protective clothing including coveralls (Class2/3/4)and N95 masks, is prohibited with immediate effect till furtherorders.”

Sources told Sputnik, the government decision came hours after someChinese airports were desperately asking for masks and around60,000 were sent from India on Friday.

As the demand for N95 masks has been increasing in the light ofcoronavirus outbreak, Chinese manufacturers have started lookingfor overseas suppliers. But Indian suppliers and exporters of N95masks are said to have run out of stocks.

India is a major importer of surgical masks and the domesticmarket, which was worth million in 2017, is projected to touch million by 2025, according to Allied Market Research.

First detected in December in a live wild animal market in Wuhan inHubei province, the Coronavirus is spreading globally. The WorldHealth Organization has declared a public health emergency over theoutbreak which has so far spread to at least 18 countries.

17:19 GMT 31.01.2020
https://sputniknews.com/india/202001311078192982-indian-government-bans-export-of-all-types-of-respiratory-masks/