Pakistan decides to extend closure of border with Afghanistan

Pak-Afghan border to be closed for another seven days

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CHAMAN: Pakistan has decided to extend closure of Pak-Afghan border Chaman for another seven days. According to security sources the decision to extend the closure of the border for seven days was made in the aftermath of reports of corona virus in neighboring Afghanistan.

Security officials and tribesmen also held a joint meeting on Sunday to review arrangements at Pak-Afghan border Chaman regarding corona virus. Pakistan’s Interior Ministry had decided to shut down border with Afghanistan on March 2nd.

All trade and business activities at the border with Afghanistan would be suspended for another seven days.

In Balochistan, so far, no case of corona virus has been reported from any part of the province. However, countrywide six cases of corona virus have been reported. Dr. Zafar Mirza, the adviser to the prime minister on health has said that those tested positive for the deadly corona virus had history of travelling to Iran.

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Pakistan has already closed its border with Iran two weeks back. Pakistan has also established quarantine center at Pak-Iran border Taftan to host Zaireen. This time, over 3000 Zaireen (shia pilgrims) have been quarantined at Pak-Iran border Taftan.

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The Zaireen would be allowed to enter into Pakistan after screening and health verification by Iranian officials.

In Balochistan, the provincial government has established an isolation center at Fatima Jinnah Chest hospital and Sheikh Zayed hospital to cope with any emergency situation.

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