Trade activities resume at Pak-Iran border amid coronavirus fears

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Trade activities resume at Pak-Iran border amid coronavirus fears

QUETTA: Trade activities resumed at the Pakistan-Iran border on Saturday after 14 days amid the coronavirus fears.
Pakistan had closed its border with Iran at Taftan after more than 120 people were killed and more than 4,500 infected with the novel coronavirus in the neighbouring country.
According to Levies officials, trade activities resumed at the border after 14 days with trailers coming and going into the country.
The number of people quarantined at Pakistan House in Taftan had overwhelmed the space’s capacity with authorities shifting the pilgrims to another place.
Pakistan House at Taftan is filled, with over 2,500 people being kept thereafter screening at the border crossing.
Iran earlier had announced a surge in COVID-19 cases with 17 more deaths raising the total number of people killed to 124 as Tehran battles the world’s deadliest outbreak of the disease outside China where it originated.
Pakistani authorities, on the other hand, have stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Screening machines have been installed and quarantine centres established at border outposts where pilgrims coming from Iran are kept before being allowed to enter the country.

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