270 people returning from Iran quarantined in Taftan

Quetta (HRNW) The Pakistan-Iran border remained closed for the third day on Tuesday in light of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran. Around 270 people including pilgrims returning from Iran have been isolated and placed under quarantine in Taftan’s Pakistan House for two weeks. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority says they are taking all possible protective measures at the Taftan border.

Screening is taking place and protective masks are being distributed, they said. The Taftan Basic Health Unit has been converted into an isolation ward.

Health Services DG Dr Shakir Baloch says a team of doctors has been flown in via helicopter from NIH Islamabad. They will train the doctors and medical teams in Taftan.

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