Govt warns against hoarding of masks, hand sanitisers

NEW DELHI/DIMAPUR, MAR 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/6/2020 11:50:13 AM IST

The Centre on Friday warned of stringent action against hoarding and blackmarketing of face masks and hand sanitisers amid increasing demand in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in India.

Union Minister for Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals D V Sadananda Gowda said although the government does not have the latest update on supply-demand of these products, the real assessment of availability will be made.

“While the industry players are saying there is no shortage of face masks and hand sanitisers in the country, but our department will assess the availability and accordingly take further action,” Gowda told reporters.

Dimapur dist administration warns: Dimapur district administration while taking note of masks and hand sanitizers being sold in the local markets at exorbitant prices has cautioned that stern action would be taken against those persons indulging in such practice.


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