Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad—the Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways on Wednesday announced that the train service between Quetta and Taftan, one of Pakistan’s border crossings into Iran, has been suspended following the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which took several human lives so far in the neighbouring country.
The federal minister, in his video message on Twitter, said that all four trains running between Quetta-Taftan will remain suspended until the closure of the border of both cities.
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Sheikh Rasheed, in the statement, further asked the passengers to cancel their all luggage bookings.
It is pertinent to mention here that the health authorities said that all passengers entering Pakistan will be required to submit a health declaration form, which will include their contact details and brief travel history, in order to block possible transmission of deadly coronavirus in the country.
According to the authorities, the health declaration card will be distributed among all the passengers on flights travelling to Pakistan. All the passengers entering Pakistan will have to fill-up the form and hand it over to the health officials upon arrival at all airports of the country.