The Indian authorities mentioned on Wednesday that it’s banning the export of hydroxychloroquine and formulations produced from the medicine, as consultants take a look at the efficacy of the drug in serving to deal with sufferers contaminated with COVID-19.
There are presently no permitted therapies, or preventive vaccines for Covid-19, the extremely contagious, typically lethal respiratory sickness attributable to the brand new coronavirus. Researchers are finding out current therapies and dealing on experimental ones, however most present sufferers obtain solely supportive care similar to respiratory help.
Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, is among the many drugs which are being examined, as a possible remedy for sufferers with the illness. Earlier this week, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which maintains a listing of drug shortages, mentioned hydroxychloroquine was in scarcity.
Govt bans export of sanitisers, ventilators with fast impact
The authorities on Tuesday banned export of all sanitisers and ventilators with fast impact in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “Export of all sanitisers…is prohibited, with fast impact,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) mentioned in a notification.
It additionally banned exports of all sorts of ventilators, together with any synthetic respiratory equipment or oxygen remedy equipment or some other respiratory equipment or machine. Last week, it had banned export of sure ventilators, surgical and disposable masks and textile uncooked materials used for making masks.
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There is a scarcity of hand sanitisers and face masks out there amid the coronavirus outbreak as folks resorted to panic shopping for.