Pakistani truck drivers who had been trapped in Afghanistan for over 1.5 months were brought back to the country on Monday via the Pak-Afghan Chaman border.
The drivers were allowed under the government’s issued strict SOPs to cross the border. They will be transferred to the border quarantine centre, where there will be coronavirus testing.
If their COVID-19 results come back negative, they will be allowed to leave for their homes.
According to authorities, the border was disinfected before and after the arrival of the trucks and containers. The officers posted at the border were advised to obey all precautionary steps strictly as well.
In more than 50 days now the border had been sealed as part of a campaign to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Despite of this, there were stranded truck drivers carrying supplies into Afghanistan.