LAHORE: The Ministry of Inside on Thursday introduced to shut the Wagha Border for 2 weeks as a precautionary measure to restrict the unfold of coronavirus that has claimed two lives and affected greater than 300 folks within the nation.
The notification, issued by the inside ministry, orders the related authority for “complete sealing of Wagha Border for an initial period of two weeks (14 days) with immediate effect in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in the best interest of both countries.”
Earlier within the day, the provincial governments set out for a lockdown in wake of a surge in novel coronavirus instances throughout the nation.
Partial lockdown in Sindh, Punjab, Ok-P as Pakistan fights COVID-19
The lethal pneumonia-like virus, which surfaced in China’s Hubei province late December 2019, has contaminated over 200,000 folks globally with over 9,000 deaths.
Though scientists across the globe are growing vaccine and drugs, the one defence in opposition to the virus at present is preventive measures– self-isolation or quarantine.
The Punjab authorities additionally banned all inter-provincial public transport heading in the direction of Sindh as a precautionary measure to restrict the lethal pandemic.