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Corona virus: Pakistan Closes Border with Iran

Travelers traveling from Pakistan to Iran were stopped at the Taftan border in the wake of the Corona virus, while Pakistani pilgrims from Iran have been decided to stay there.

The Balochistan government has imposed an emergency in the border districts of Iran after killing 8 people with the deadly Corona virus in Iran.

Spokesman Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani says the government is fully alert to the Corona virus outbreak and has decided that no one from the Balochistan border areas will enter Iran.

According to Liaquat Shahwani, it has been decided that the Pakistani pilgrims in Iran are currently being held in Iran.

Spokesperson Balochistan government says authorities are talking to Iranian authorities regarding the departure of pilgrims from Iran.

He said that after a full screening of the pilgrims coming from Iran would be allowed to come to Pakistan, while 89 pilgrims in the Pakistan House of Taftan are being called back to Quetta.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Balochistan is self-monitoring the Corona virus prevention measures in Jam Kamal province, while special teams have been set up to prevent and take precautionary measures.

Director General PDMA Imran Zircon says that a 100-bed mobile health unit has been delivered to Taftan where the process of screening of people coming from Iran to Pakistan has also been started.

The DG PDMA says the mobile health unit will be handed over to the Department of Health and those coming from Iran will be placed in the observation in the health unit.

Generators, water supply systems and 10,000 Corona virus masks will be arriving in Taftan today, he added.

According to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sources, no passenger from Iran is being allowed to enter Pakistan, but pedestrians are being allowed to travel to Iran.

Sources say several Iranian transport drivers have been stranded at the Taftan border, which will be dispatched after the screening.

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