ISLAMABAD -UNS- The Torkham and Chaman borders shared by Pakistan and Afghanistan have been reopened for Pakistani nationals returning back to the country on foot and Afghan nationals returning back to Afghanistan amid border restrictions due to coronavirus.
Afghans stuck in Pakistan can also go back to their country while several Pakistanis stuck in the neighbouring country made their way back.
The people returning are being screened and tested for the novel coronavirus and then quarantined at isolation camps set up by the army in Torkham and Chaman.
Two weeks back, the Afghan government had refused to reopen the border for people crossing on foot. They then changed their minds and agreed to it on Saturday (June 6).
The border had been closed previously after the number of coronavirus cases in both countries spiked.