Emergency declared on Pakistan-Iran border over coronavirus

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2020-02-23 11:20:29 BdST

The mother of a Pakistani student who is stuck in the locked down Hubei province at the centre of China's coronavirus outbreak, is comforted by a relative during a meeting as they protest with others demanding evacuation of their children, in Islamabad, Pakistan Feb 19, 2020. REUTERS

The government in Pakistan's Balochistan province has imposed emergency in all of its districts that share a border with Iran, reports Khaleej Times.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has told Balochistan Chief Minister to take all protective measures in the province.

On Saturday, the death toll in Iran increased to six, with 29 confirmed cases.

Pakistan has not reported a single coronavirus case so far.