India bans export of protective masks, clothing amid coronavirus outbreak
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Friday banned the export of personal protection equipment such as masks and clothing amid a global coronavirus outbreak.
It did not give a reason for the ban but it reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Thursday, a woman in Kerala who was a student of Wuhan University in China.
There is another article that gives the reason. Indian businessmen (like captialist business in democratic countries) already exported thousands of masks "made in India" to supply to a global demand. This created a huge shortage within India! Guess what happens if Indians cannot get masks??
It tells anyone has to be self-sufficient in order to survive. People in nowadays won't lend helping hands.
This show that countries are not cooperative in times of crisis. Get real.
Good Luck and well wishes to the people of India in combating CoronaVirus in your population!
Majority of the people are selfish. SAD
smart. They are showing precaution since they are the largest country in the world, they want their masks THERE, and no chance of running out while supplying OTHER nations
Now India has ban all export shipment of mask to outside world where it needed most. So when India needs help from outside, everyone should ban together and reject them.
please band the export of your citizens too! please! that is more important than anything else!
Right move because India is a poor country that can't afford to buy expensive imported masks when the virus epidemic worsens. Obviously the current govt wants to protect its people . Good foresight Modi govt.
Apparently, Modi wants to save the masks for the gang-rapers
India decided they might need them
Can they ban their people exporting here?
Helping others is a sin for some people. Sad
Who needs them from India?
But then I’d rather wash hands frequently than to wear made in India mask
over a billion people, just barely 100 millioni flush toilets. Do the math.
And not a roll of toilet paper.
I don't think China was ever planning to use a made in India mask
K9 days ago
Indians don't eat dogs, cats and everything else that moves, unlike China. They don't talk loud, or spit
Much better positioned to handle crises than China.
Pls dun export your citizens too
Most mismanaged country on Planet Earth!