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Pak-Iran border temporary closed due to coronavirus

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

The Balochistan government has imposed an emergency in the border districts of Iran after 8 people were killed with the deadly Coronavirus in Iran.

Spokesman Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani says the government is fully alert to the Coronavirus 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. Balochistan authorities are talking to Iranian authorities regarding the departure of pilgrims from Iran.

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

On the other hand, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal is self-monitoring the Coronavirus prevention measures in the province. Special teams have been formed to prevent and take precautionary measures.