‘Friendship Fully Demonstrated’: Says China After India Lifts Ban On Medical Gear Export To Help
India has lifted the ban on the export of all kinds of personal protection equipment, including mask, and cleared some consignments of medical gear placed by China, reports The Print.
With this move, critical items like surgical masks, disposable masks, all kinds of gloves except NBR (nitrile butadiene rubber) gloves, which China urgently needs, can be exported by Indian manufacturers quickly to help the Chinese authorities fight the health epidemic.
The move comes a day after PM Modi wrote a letter offering assistance to President Xi in the fight against the ongoing health emergency and offered his condolences at the unfortunate loss of lives due to the outbreak.
China on Monday (11 February) welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offer of support and help to fight the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 900 and infected around 45,000 people in the Asian gaint.
"India's acts of goodwill fully demonstrate its friendship with China. We thank and appreciate India's support for China's fight against the coronavirus," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during an online media briefing while replying to a question on Modi's letter to President Xi Jinping.