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Wagah Border Closed to curb spread of deadly coronavirus


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Mar, 2020. 03:23 pm
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Pakistanis stranded

Interior Ministry has closed Wagah Border on Thursday in order to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus in the country.

According to the notification issued by the ministry, the border will remain shut for two weeks.

The notification further stated that the suspension of activities at the border is in the best interest of both Pakistan and India.

The decision taken after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported Pakistan’s first two deaths from the novel coronavirus while 310 patients infected with the disease across the country.

Sindh remains worst-hit province by the pandemic as 211 patients tested positive for coronavirus in it.

Meanwhile 33 cases confirmed in Punjab, 23 in Balochistan, 19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Gilgit-Baltistan, eight in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.

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