This week, Pakistan is to end the ban on the export of personal protective equipment (PPE). It will enable the local manufacturers to export coronavirus related material overseas.
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Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology tweeted, “This week’s ban on exports of PPE’s will be completely lifted and Pakistani manufactures will be able to export COVID-19 related material to the world, this trade will help Pakistan immensely.”
The local companies in Pakistan were informed by the federal minister to produce medical supplies which included thousands of sanitizers, testing kits, and ventilators. This is part of Pakistan’s battle to increase its immediately required equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Also, it was announced that Pakistan will receive huge number of orders for face masks from various parts across the world including the US, Canada, and Europe.
The export of face masks across the world has been approved by the government to earn foreign exchange for the country. This is excluding the surgical and N95 masks.