The authorities in Pakistan extended the closure of Chaman Gate with Afghanistan for another seven days in a bid to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

The federal government closed the gate until Sunday over fears of deadly virus in Afghanistan.

“The border will remain closed till Monday,” said Chaman Frontier Corps Commandant Colonel Rashid Siddique quoted in a report by The Express Tribune said.

He also added that the officials in Islamabad have taken up the issues of the stranded citizens of the two countries on both sides of the border.

“Pakistan has allowed exchange of stranded citizens of both the countries despite of closure of Chaman border,” he added.

The public health officials in Afghanistan have reportedly multiple suspected cases of Coronavirus in West of Afghanistan.

Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said last week that the ministry has so far recorded four positive cases of Coronavirus so far.

However, latest reports indicate that the authorities have recorded another positive case in northern Samangan province.

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