Taftan border remains closed amid coronavirus fear

Trade activities resume at Pak-Iran border amid coronavirus fears

QUETTA: The Taftan border between Pakistan and Iran has been kept closed for 11th day in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic as bilateral trade between both countries continues to remain halted.
According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan, 400 more Pakistani pilgrims returned from Iran on Tuesday.
The pilgrims were detained by the security forces and handed over to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as they did not enter Pakistan through the border and tried to get in through other routes.
The immigration and screening process of these persons is ongoing.
As per the PDMA statistics, around 2,800 persons including women, children and elderly people are at the Pakistan House and under quarantine. They are being provided with camps, blankets, masks, food and all other facilities.
Screening is being conducted of the pilgrims after every 48 hours.
On the other hand, Pakistan-Afghanistan border is also closed and trade has been suspended.


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