Pakistan closes border with Iran over coronavirus

Man wearing a protective mask walks outside a shopping mall, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Hong Kong. (File photo: Reuters)

Pakistan on Sunday announced it was closing its border with neighboring Iran, after Tehran announced eight deaths from the novel coronavirus.

“We have closed our border with Iran because of the reports of coronavirus there,” said Ayesha Zehri, a senior government official in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan’s province, which borders Iran.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57