QUETTA: The Taftan border between Pakistan and Iran remains closed for seventh day after a temporary opening on saturday.
After 15 days of screening, 252 pilgrims were brought to Quetta by the quarantine department of the Pakistani quarantine unit, which had previously been tested negative for COVID-19 in 2019.
As we all know, Pakistan temporarily reopened the Taftan border on Friday, allowing its stranded pilgrims to enter Pakistan after strict inspections.
A spokesperson for the provincial government’s spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani confirmed that 350 pilgrims were allowed to enter Taftan from the border between Pakistan and Iran. After the visas expired, they were taken to the border by the Iranian authorities.
Liaquat Shahwani said in a tweet: “Persons from Coronavirus infected areas in Iran will be quarantined for 10 days, and others will only be screened if the test result is negative.