Health emergency at Taftan border declared due to reports of coronavirus in Iran.
Balochistan Government has declared health emergency after reports of coronavirus in Iran.
Health emergency at Taftan border
Chief Secretory Balochistan Fazeel Asghar said this while chairing a meeting in Quetta in connection with reports of coronavirus in Iran.
He also directed Provincial Disaster Management Authority to provide food items and medicine to pilgrims at Taftan border.
Pakistani authorities closed Pak-Iran border at Taftan town in Chagai district on Sunday.
They said to do that to avoid spread of coronavirus reportedly found in Iran.
According to official sources, the transit gate and joint markets at the border have been closed.
Therefore, trade and traveling activities also remain suspended.
Authorities had announced precautionary and protective measures in Taftan.
They announced 100-bed tent hospital to combat emergency situation at Pak-Iran border.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza says the government stands ready to deal with any eventuality.
He said this while presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Sunday.
Furthermore, he said well-trained staff present at the Taftan and other border crossings to screen all passengers crossing over into Pakistan.
Moreover, he said screening of passengers at all entry points of Karachi, Lahore, Quetta airports is being done in lines with International Health Regulations.
During the meeting, the special assistant was given a detailed briefing on the reported cases of Coronavirus.
Special Assistant on Health Services said that the government remains alert.
Government is monitoring the situation closely regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus in Iran.
In a tweet, he said we are taking rapid actions to keep Pakistan safe.
He expressed concerns over the outbreak of Coronavirus in Iranian city Qom causing 5 deaths and expressed solidarity with Iran.
Furthermore, Pakistan fully supports the efforts of Iran for overcoming the Coronavirus outbreak, he said.