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Iranian officials say a total of 80,072 tons of goods were exported from Milak border terminal in Sistan-Baluchestan Province to Afghanistan during the first month of the current solar year.
“The main exported products over the one-month period were cement, vegetables, gasoline and different kinds of foodstuff,” Iranian official at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development said.
Despite the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran and the region, said the official, it is business as usual at Milak, amid strict observance of health protocols.
“Iran’s other crossings linking to Afghanistan, Mahiroud and Dogharoun, have also opened for trade,” he added.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 413 new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the country during the past 24 hours.
Wahid Majroh, Deputy Minister of MoPH in a press conference said that with the registration of the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country reaches 5,639.
According to Majroh, four coronavirus patients have died and 43 others were recovered in the country.
The the death toll from the coronavirus in the country reaches 136 and the recovered patients to 691.
The second tranche of 435 containers of wheat weighing 10,024 metric tonnes left Chabahar Port on Wednesday and is now on the way to Afghanistan, the Indian embassy in Kabul said.
India has sent yet another consignment of wheat for Afghanistan through Chabahar port.
“This humtarian gesture of the people of India to our Afghan brethren will ensure food security during these difficult times of COVID-19 Pandemic. The remaining consignments will follow in the weeks ahead,” it added.
Last month, India shipped the first consignment of 5,022 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat to Afghstan to ensure food security during difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic.