Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan will close its border with Afghanistan from March 2 in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
The interior ministry in its notification said the border will remain close for one week starting Monday i.e. March 2.
The move comes after Kabul confirmed its first case of the coronavirus.
Earlier, the federal government has installed automatic thermal scanners at major airports across the country amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Ministry of National Health Services in collaboration with the Aviation Division installed the scanners at the New Islamabad International Airport, Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport and the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar.