Quarantine center established at Pak-Afghan border Chaman

Center comprises 805 tents set up near the friendship gate at the border

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From Syed Sardar Muhammad Khondai

CHAMAN: Pakistan has established a quarantine center at Pak-Afghan border Chaman to tackle any emergency situation in the wake of coronavirus. The center comprises of 805 tents near the friendship gate located at border with Afghanistan.

Pakistan had closed its border with Afghanistan on March 2nd to halt the spread of the deadly virus. Coronavirus cases have been reported in various cities of Afghanistan recently. Closure of the border has compounded problems of the people living on both sides of the border.

“Our business is badly affected after the closure of border”, Sher Muhammad, a businessman from Chaman said.

All basic facilities have been provided to the quarantine center to make sure the provision of basic necessities to the people. The federal and provincial governments and provincial disaster management authority have been monitoring the situation in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus in neighboring Afghanistan.

The locals thus remained the worst sufferers of the closure of the border. “Government should realize that our job and life is linked with this border”, Syed Aman Agha, another trader lamented.

Security has also been tightened around the camp and law enforcers have been deployed in this regard.

The border was opened temporarily by the federal interior ministry on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan as a goodwill gesture.

 

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