4 Crore Masks, 20 Lakh Medical Goggles: 'Restriction-Free' Export Allowed

Worldwide, the coronavirus tally has surged to 1.6 crore instances. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The federal government on Wednesday stated it has allowed the export of 4 crore surgical masks and 20 lakh medical goggles each month, weeks after giving a nod to the month-to-month export of 50 lakh items of  PPE (private safety gear) medical coveralls.

“Following PM Modi’s mantra of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, in a choice to advertise Make in India and industrial progress, govt permits export of four cr 2/three Ply surgical masks and 20 lakh medical goggles each month, together with restriction-free export of face shields,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal confirmed tweeted on Wednesday. 

The Directorate Common of International Commerce (DGFT) stated that “month-to-month export quota of 50 Lakh items of Medical Coveralls for COVID-19, 20 lakh medical goggles has been permitted.”

All different gadgets which are a part of PPE kits stay prohibited, it stated. 

These things embody medical goggles, all masks aside from non-medical/non-surgical (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, nylon rayon, viscose – knitted, woven or blended); nitrile gloves and face defend. 

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