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    Coronavirus in India LIVE: PM Modi conveyed condolences at
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Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates and Latest News: As the nationwide curfew has commenced fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Centre on Wednesday has banned the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, with an immediate effect to ensure sufficient availability of the medicine in the domestic market. Also Read - COVID-19: Delhi Police Doing Commendable Job in Testing Times, Says Star Paddler Manika Batra

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In a notification issued on Wednesday, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an arm of the commerce ministry which deals with export and import-related matters, said, “The export of hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from hydroxychloroquine is prohibited with immediate effect”. Also Read - 'Exceptionally Difficult Period': Tata Group Commits Rs 1,500 Crores Towards Fight Against COVID-19

It, however, said the government will allow export of the medicine on humanitarian grounds on a case-to-case basis on the Ministry of External Affairs’ recommendation.

The export will also be permitted from the special economic zones/export-oriented units and in cases where the outbound shipment is made to fulfil the export obligation under any advance authorisation license issued on or before the date of this notification, which is March 25, 2020.

(With Agency Inputs)