Pakistani health workers check the body temperature of a person during a drill conducted to improve efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, as cases in neighbouring Iran soar. Photo: EPA-EFE

Pakistan quarantines hundreds of pilgrims from Iran, as it steps up efforts to contain coronavirus

  • The surge in coronavirus cases in Iran has resulted in Pakistan shutting its border, suspending flights and closing schools
  • Last year as many as 120,000 Pakistani pilgrims travelled to Iran, which is a popular destination for Shia Muslims
Topic |   Pakistan
Pakistani health workers check the body temperature of a person during a drill conducted to improve efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, as cases in neighbouring Iran soar. Photo: EPA-EFE
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