TEHRAN (Iran News) – The office of Afghanistan National Security Council announced on Tuesday the reopening of the country’s borders with Iran after a temporary closure.
Javid Faisal, the spokesperson for the Afghan National Security Advisor, said based on a session held in the council on Monday night, the travelers can commute between the two countries with special hygienic care measures in borders of Iran and Afghanistan.
Accordingly, border posts of Herat and Nimruz provinces, as well as the airports, reopened this morning.
On Sunday, the Afghan National Security Council decided to close borders with Iran after the concerns over the spread of new coronavirus increased.
Iranian Embassy in Kabul announced on Monday that it stopped consular services for Afghans going to Iran.
Coronavirus has infected 61 in Iran, killing 14 so far.
The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,664 on Tuesday, up 72 from a day earlier, putting the global death toll to 2,704.
The total infections reported across the world stood at 80,155 by Tuesday, of which 77,660 are registered in mainland China.
Next comes South Korea with 893 infections, and death toll of 9.
Meanwhile, Iran has confirmed 61 cases of infection with 14 deaths by Tuesday morning, as Ministry of Health reports.
- source : MNA, Irannews