Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has exempted customs duty on the import of oxygen gas, oxygen gas cylinders and cryogenic tanks in a bid to ensure availability amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

FBR issued the notification on Wednesday and said it will apply for three months beginning 23rd June (2020).

At the time of writing, Pakistan has reported nearly 218,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 4,400 people have died.

A two-month lockdown was lifted in early May and at the moment, the government is targeting coronavirus hotspots in the country.