The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Chaman will close in the middle of a scare of coronavirus

Islamabad: in the middle of the outbreak, Pakistan will close its con Afghanistan in Chaman since March 2.

En una carta dirigida al Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan (North) Quetta, el Ministerio del Interior de Pakistán dijo: La frontera entre Pakistán y Afghanistan en Chaman se cerrará el 2 de marzo de 2020 por un período inicial de 7 días para evitar la propagación de coronavirus en ambos lados de la frontera en el mejor interés de la gente de los países hermanos .

During the period, the necessary measures will be taken to safeguard the health of people from both countries, the directive reads.

On Saturday, Pakistan confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of people infected with the deadly virus to four in the country.

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID19, which originated in Wuhan, capital of the central Chinese province of Hubei-, has claimed more than 2900 lives worldwide.

According to Dawn News, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, confirmed that one of the cases is of Karachi while the other patient is from the federal areas.

Pakistan reported its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday. However, the count of people infected with the virus soon increased to two.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan , last month, confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country along the border with Iran.

On Wednesday, Kabul ordered a state of emergency in Herat province that borders Iran.

Fearing the spread of the disease, the Afghan government ordered Sunday the closure of the border with Iran.

Health authorities in Iran, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, officially reported a 58 percent increase in confirmed infections to 388, and a 30 percent increase in deaths to 34 on Friday.

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