NEW DELHI: In view of the rising coronavirus suspected cases in India, the government has banned export of all kinds of personal protection equipment, including clothing and masks, used to protect people from air borne particles.
A notification signed by Amit Yadav, director general of foreign trade (DGFT), said, "Exports of all varieties of personal protection equipment including clothing and masks used to protect the wearer from air borne particles and/or any other respiratory masks or any other personal protective clothing is hereby prohibited with immediate effect till further orders."
The DGFT in another notification has also banned imports of stock lot papers. These are kind of discarded, improper sized and unused papers.
The aims of the ban to cut down import of non-essential items into India.