Pakistan bans pedestrian movement from Iran, Afghanistan over virus
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Pakistan bans pedestrian movement from Iran, Afghanistan over virus

As a result of ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, many countries have imposed entry ban and restrictions for travellers to avoid massive devastation. In this scenario our government has decided to close its borders with neighboring countries to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, the closure will be imposed on the borders of Iran and Afghanistan.

According to the report of a news agency, a meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) was held to review the situation of coronavirus in the country.

During the meeting, it was decided that Pakistani borders with both the countries would be closed from 1pm on May 4 and 5 to the night of May 19 and 20.

According to the NCOC, the ban will only apply to the people coming by land while Afghan transit, cargo and bilateral trade will be exempted from the ban, and border terminals will be open seven days a week for them.

During the ban, Pakistani, Iranian and Afghan nationals will be allowed to return to their home countries, and those coming to Pakistan from Iran and Afghanistan for medical treatment will not be banned.

The NCOC added that the number of security personnel and health workers at the border would also be increased.

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As a result of ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, many countries have imposed entry ban and restrictions for travellers to avoid massive devastation. In this scenario our government has decided to close its borders with neighboring countries to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, the closure will be imposed on the borders of Iran and Afghanistan.

According to the report of a news agency, a meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) was held to review the situation of coronavirus in the country.

During the meeting, it was decided that Pakistani borders with both the countries would be closed from 1pm on May 4 and 5 to the night of May 19 and 20.

According to the NCOC, the ban will only apply to the people coming by land while Afghan transit, cargo and bilateral trade will be exempted from the ban, and border terminals will be open seven days a week for them.

During the ban, Pakistani, Iranian and Afghan nationals will be allowed to return to their home countries, and those coming to Pakistan from Iran and Afghanistan for medical treatment will not be banned.

The NCOC added that the number of security personnel and health workers at the border would also be increased.

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