Thailand imposes total ban on face mask exports

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The government has banned all exports of surgical facemasks to ensure an adequate supply to meet domestic demand while the Covid-19 virus threat persists, the Central Committee for Prices of Goods and Services announced on Friday (Feb 21).

Whichai Phochanakij, director-general of the Department of Internal Trade and the committee’s secretary, said exports had previously been limited to under 500 units per shipment without permission from the department.

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