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[COVID 19] Central Govt. Issues Orders To Regulate Prices Of Face Masks And Hand Sanitizers [Read Notification]

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21 March 2020 1:59 PM GMT
[COVID 19] Central Govt. Issues Orders To Regulate Prices Of Face Masks And Hand Sanitizers [Read Notification]
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"Retail prices of hand sanitizer shall not be more than Rs.100/- per bottle of 200ml and that of of masks (3ply surgical mask) shall be not more than Rs.10."
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In view of COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Central Government has issued an order regulating the prices of masks and hand sanitizers.

The order reads as follows:

  • The retail prices of Melt Blown non-Woven Fabric used in manufacturing masks (2ply & 3ply), shall not be more than the prices prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.03.2020 i.e. the prices prevailing on 12.02.2020.
  • The retail prices of masks (3ply surgical mask), shall not be more than the prices prevailing on the day one month prior to 13.03.2020 i.e. as on 12.02.2020 or not more than Rs.10 per piece whichever is lower and that of mask (2ply) shall not be more than Rs.8 per piece.
  • The retail prices of hand sanitizer shall not be more than Rs.100/- per bottle of 200ml the prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers shall be fixed in the proportion of these prices.

The notification will remain in force for a period upto 30th June, 2020.

The Kerala High Court had directed the Government to regulate possession, sale and the price of essential commodities viz., masks and sanitizers and such other products, required for prevention and control of the spreading of the virus. It had also directed the Government to take precautionary measures to the prevent wide spread of community disease, take stringent action against those, who take advantage of the situation and create an artificial scarcity of sanitizers and masks. 


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