Pakistan has opened the Taftan border gate with Iran for trade after its closure for two weeks. The border was closed due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus that killed over 100 people in Iran.
Following the recovery of the first coronavirus patient, the border has been opened by Pakistan. It will allow trailers to have goods to pass via the crossing.
On Feb 23rd, Pakistan closed its border with Iran. Over 120 have died in Iran and around 4500 have been affected by the pandemic. Coronavirus spread from Wuhan to more than 70 countries. It has affected over 80,000 people globally.
Over 3000 people are presently kept at two quarantine centers in Taftan. Authorities in Pakistan are working hard and pushing their efforts to control the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan.
For the protection and safety of the people, screening machines have installed and quarantine centers have been established at the border outposts where pilgrims coming from Iran are kept before being permitted to enter the country.
Both countries, Pakistan and Iran have agreed to work together and control the spread of coronavirus Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Iranian counterpart, Jawad Zarif had a telephonic conversation after which this joint response was reached. Mahmood said that Pakistan will fully support in coping with this challenge.