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Pakistan-India border sealed to curb coronavirus outbreak


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Mar, 2020. 11:26 am
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Pak-India border

India on Saturday decided to suspend movements of all types of passengers through the international border with Pakistan from March 15 midnight.

According to a notification from the Indian Union Home Ministry, all types of passenger movement will suspend to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

“All types of passenger movements through all the immigration land check posts located India-Bangladesh, India-Nepal, India-Bhutan and India-Myanmar borders will be suspended with effect from 00:00 hours on March 15.

Except through a few posts, and at India-Pakistan border with effect from 00:00 hours on March 16 until further orders,” the notification read.

The decision made amid rising number of COVID19 cases in the country.

India has reported more than 100 confirmed cases.

Indian state Maharashtra, the worst affected from the virus.

The Indian authorities have intensified health inspections at the entry points, according to the order.

However, diplomats and UN personnel having valid visas may allow through the Attari crossing point along the India-Pakistan border.

Visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur has also suspended for Sikh pilgrims under the new order.

Earlier, Pakistan on Friday closed the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib for its nationals but did not stop pilgrims from Indian side.

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