India Frees Export of Hydroxychloroquine

India on Thursday lifted the restriction on the export of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine, which is widely used around the world as a prophylactic to fight Covid-19.

In March, the Centre had imposed curbs on the export of Hydroxychloroquine and formulations used to manufacture the medicine.

According to a late night notification by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the export status of the medication and the composition ingredients have been changed from “prohibited” to “free”.

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The notification was issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

India is a major exporter of Hydroxychloroquine, which has witnessed a surge in demand amid the novel coronavirus crisis.