Pakistan to close Wagah border crossing as Punjab confirms 78 coronavirus cases

Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to close Wagah border crossing with India due to coronavirus threat.

According to a notification issued by Interior Ministry, Wagah border crossing has been closed for a period of two weeks.

The decision comes as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached a total of 337, with 78 cases reported in Punjab.

Pakistan has reported two COVID-19 coronavirus related deaths. The deceased include 50-year-old patient identified as Saadat Khan, had arrived from Saudi Arabia on March 9 and a 36-year-old man from Hangu, had arrived in the country from Turkey via Dubai.

Earlier, India too had announced that it had decided to implement a border shutdown with its neighboring Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Pakistan.