As the spread of the Covid-19 virus spreads worldwide, the Pakistanis have now announced that they will close the Torkham crossing to Afghan travelers indefinitely. According to reports, today (Tuesday, 7/6/2021), it was announced that the intersection would be closed for an indefinite period to prevent the further spread of the Covid-19 virus in Pakistan. “Pakistan will close the Torkham crossing to Afghan passengers on Tuesday,” Pakistani officials tweeted.”
Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad tweeted that he had given the order to the Pakistan National Command and Control Center a day earlier. “Any movement of Afghan travelers into Pakistani territory from the Torkham border will be stopped from today, Tuesday, and the Torkham crossing will be closed for an indefinite period,” he tweeted.
Pakistani Interior Minister added: “Due to the increase in the contagious disease of Covid-19 and the increase in deaths caused by the virus in Afghanistan, the Torkham crossing is closed until further notice, and no one has the right to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan. “All forces residing at the border are aware of this in advance and will work to prevent passenger traffic.”
The other day, the Pakistan National Command and Control Center held a training workshop on safety protocols for 3,000 Afghan students who have just arrived in the country to study. Meanwhile, at a meeting chaired by Pakistan’s Minister of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Asad Omar, the center forcibly quarantined all students for ten days to prevent them from contracting to prevent the Covid19 virus.
The report comes as Afghanistan is currently experiencing the third wave of QUID-19; According to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, the third wave of the virus is the delta type, which causes more deaths. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan has announced that in the current situation, if the citizens of the country pay due attention to all the health protocols of this ministry, they can be saved from contracting the virus. Meanwhile, Quid-19 kills an average of 50 people a day in the country, and oxygen shortages are still a key challenge for coronary heart disease patients in the country.