Pakistan Opens Afghan Border Amid Corona Outbreak

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he had given instructions to open the border between Chaman and Spin Boldak, in Kandahar. He also told authorities to “let trucks cross over into Afghanistan”…reports Asian Lite News

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered opening of the country’s border with Afghanistan at Chaman despite the global coronavirus pandemic to support Afghan “brothers and sisters”.

“Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting our Afghan brothers & sisters,” The Express Tribune quoted Khan as saying in a tweet on Friday.

He added that he had given instructions to open the border between Chaman and Spin Boldak, in Kandahar. He also told authorities to “let trucks cross over into Afghanistan”.

“In time of crisis, we remain steadfast with Afghanistan,” he said.

As of Friday, Pakistan had tested 3,410 suspected coronavirus cases with 461 positive cases and at least three deaths.

Afghanistan has reported 24 cases with no deaths.

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People cross Pakistan-Afghanistan border in northwest Pakistan’s Torkhamstan. (Xinhua/Muhammad Hadi)
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