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Govt Says No Pakistani To Be Allowed To Come Back From China Before Clearance

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, while addressing a conference has announced that no Pakistani will be allowed to travel back to Pakistan from China till they complete a 14-day observation period.

Dr Mirza said that the agreement in this regard had been finalised in a meeting held with the Chinese envoy in Pakistan. However, the SAPM shared that the policy is being implemented after China declared that no Chinese citizen will be allowed to travel abroad till the completion of the 14-day observation period.

“Those declared free of the virus after the period will be issued with a certificate that assures the airport officials that they are free from the disease. Through this one measure we have ensured Pakistan remains free from the disease,” Mirza said.

Dr Mirza stated that If Pakistan was able to control the disease in Pakistanis present in China, then it has secured the country from the disease, according to the information that doctors have at this point.

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