Pakistan is shutting off one of its two border crossings with Afghanistan for a week in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, officials said on Sunday.
The announcement came after a day Pakistan detected two new cases of the virus totaling the number of infected patients to four.
Officials said the Chaman/Spinboldak crossing point would be closed from Monday, however, a second point will remain open.
Pakistan is in the middle of China and Iran, both fighting for major outbreaks, and sparking fears about the ways the country will be able to cope with an epidemic of its own.
The country has cancelled all flights to Iran and closed borders on land.
The “Durand Road” separates Pakistan and Afghanistan, a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) boundary of border-straddling villages and mosques and houses with one door in Pakistan and another in Afghanistan.
The virus has now killed more than 2,900 people and infected more than 83,000 people worldwide, with an increasing number of new cases reported every day.