23 Lakh PPE exports in July; instances close to 25 Lakh

New Delhi, August 14

The authorities’s self-reliance objective amid a raging Covid-19 pandemic in the present day acquired a push with India touching the 23 lakh private protecting gear (PPE) export mark in July alone.

As the illness burden rose to 24,61,190 instances, the federal government mentioned it had exported 23 lakh PPEs to 5 international locations —the US, UK, UAE, Senegal and Slovenia — in alerts of a resilient and rising Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

In an announcement, the Health Ministry mentioned initially of the pandemic, the world was grappling with an enormous scarcity of medical gear, together with N95 masks, PPE kits and ventilators, and India was importing most of its requirement.

“The government and stakeholders worked together to turn the pandemic into an opportunity and ramp up local manufacturing capacity to meet domestic requirements for PPEs and also pitch for exports,” the federal government mentioned.

The case surge previously 24 hours was 64,553 with 17,51,555 individuals having recovered, taking the nationwide restoration price to 71.17 per cent and the case fatality price all the way down to 1.95 per cent.

On testing, India in the present day touched a peak by conducting 8,48,728 assessments in a day with cumulative samples examined now standing at 2,76,94,416.

Home Minister Amit Shah, in the meantime, tweeted in the present day that he had examined destructive for Covid-19. He mentioned he would stay in dwelling isolation for a number of extra days. — TNS

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