National News Update : Govt waives off customs duty on Remdesivir

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New Delhi, Apr 21 : The Centre has waived off customs duty on Remdesivir and its API/KSM after considering the immediate requirement on the recommendation of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers DV Sadanand Gowda informed on Wednesday.

“This step will further augment domestic availability of Remdesivir injection,” the Minister said.

Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication that has demonstrated in vitro activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).


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