COVID-19: Afghan-Return Pakistanis not Quarantined at Torkham

Pakistan released 485 nationals, who had crossed over from Afghanistan at the Torkham border, to go home without putting them in quarantine.

According to the Pak-Afghan border sharing procedure, Torkham had reopened last week for pedestrian traffic.

However, both countries had said they would be screening their returning nationals and isolating them at camps along the border.

Pakistan had been quarantining their nationals entering from Torkham at facilities in Landi Kotal in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department, 422 Coronavirus cases had been found within people crossing at Torkham.

9 / June 2020
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