Islamabad, Mar 19:
Pakistan on Thursday closed Wagah Border in order to curb the spread of deadly
coronavirus in the country, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a
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 was
taken after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported Pakistan’s first two deaths from the
novel coronavirus while 310 patients are infected with the disease across the
Sindh remains the
worst-hit province by the pandemic as 211 patients have been tested positive
for coronavirus in it.
33 cases have been
confirmed in Punjab, 23 in Balochistan, 19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in
Gilgit-Baltistan, eight in Islamabad and one in Pakistan Adminsitered Kashmir.
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