The whole variety of Pakistanis who’ve returned from Afghanistan amid the continued coronavirus disaster has reached 1,632.
- Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 12:07 PM IST
New Delhi: Over 400 Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan due to the restrictions in place to curb the coronavirus pandemic crossed over to Pakistan by way of the Torkham border and have been positioned beneath quarantine, in accordance to a media report on Sunday.
The 462 returnees, who arrived on Saturday, embody 379 males, 47 ladies and 60 youngsters. With this, the whole variety of Pakistanis who’ve returned from Afghanistan amid the continued disaster has reached 1,632, the Dawn newspaper reported.
Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghan nationals are caught on both facet due to closure of the border as a precautionary measure to comprise the lethal coronavirus from spreading.
Shamsul Islam, the focal particular person for the return of stranded Pakistanis, stated that extra folks had been anticipated to come again through the Torkham border within the coming days.
They had been shifted to a quarantine facility in Jamrud within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after completion of the required immigration process, he stated.
The swab samples of the newly returned folks could be taken after 48 hours of their arrival and they might be given full well being services, the report stated.
The whole variety of coronavirus circumstances in Pakistan reached 12,644 on Saturday with 256 deaths.