New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday prohibited the export of sanitisers and all types of ventilators, including any artificial respiratory apparatus due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Earlier, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had put ventilators under the prohibited category on March 19. However, the notification to this effect was further expanded.
“It widens the ambit of products under the prohibited category and will prevent any scope of export of these items by any other classification,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The government has also prohibited the export of all sanitisers,” the statement said.