05 March 2020 – Banned mask exports

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Type of Intervention: Medical products and medicines
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: South Korea banned exports on protective masks, revising its earlier policy of a 10-percent export cap on daily mask output, effective through June 30.

In addition, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said it would aim to increase daily mask production to 14 million sheets, up from 10 million sheets. Of the total masks produced domestically, 80 percent would be allocated to public retail platforms.
Full details here: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200305001551320