Saudi: Export of Medicines, Medical Devices Suspended

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Export of medicines, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment has been suspended, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday quoting an announcement made by the Saudi Customs in a circular.

The move follows the recommendations of the ministerial committee tasked to take precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The temporary ban also includes what was announced earlier with regard to export of all medical and laboratory products, requirements and devices used in detecting or preventing infection with the virus, including protective clothing, medical face masks, protective medical suits covering the whole body, and protective medical goggles.

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The decision aims to ensure the safety and citizens and expatriates, the Saudi Customs said.

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