Trade activities continued at the border between Pakistan and Iran, as the land border opened in the area on Saturday after 14 days amid Coronavirus concerns.
After the Pak-Iran gate was opened trucks carrying goods, both sides were allowed to cross respective borders. Trade activities resumed at the border after 14 days, according to officials, with trailers entering and departing from the region.
Iran announced 17 more deaths from the Coronavirus novel on Friday, bringing the total number of people killed to 124, as the total number of cases soared. However, no casualties were recorded in Pakistan due to Coronavirus.
In the meantime, the border between Pak and Afghan remained close.
Among the list of steps put in place to prevent the outbreak, Pakistan’s national carrier PIA suspended its flights to China, the Coronavirus epicenter until March 31. The national flag carrier had announced last month that flights would be cancelled until March 15; however, the date was extended as the virus spread to more countries.
The virus has spread to over 30 countries, killing more than 2,700 people and infecting 80,000, mostly in China.