Centre removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents used in the detection of coronavirus infections

16 October 2021 Current Affairs:With the number of Covid-19 cases in the country declining, the government lifted export restrictions on all diagnostic kits and reagents, including devices used in the detection of coronavirus infections, on 15 October.

Highlights:

♦According to data published on Friday by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 16,862 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,37,592, while active cases fell to 2,03,678, the lowest level in 216 days. With 379 new deaths, the death toll has now reached 4,51814.

♦For the past 21 days, the daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000, and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for the past 110 days.

♦With immediate effect, the export policy of all diagnostic kits and reagents including instruments/apparatus is being rendered free,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade announced.
 

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