Govt lifts export ban on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine

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Published: June 18, 2020 8:22 PM

The government on March 25 had banned the export of the drug in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

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The government on Thursday lifted the export ban on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with immediate effect.

The government on March 25 had banned the export of the drug in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The export policy of Hydroxychloroquine API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and its formulations from prohibited to free with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DFFT) said in a notification.

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