193 Pakistanis stranded in India for over two months because of coronavirus lockdown return dwelling

LAHORE: Over 190 Pakistanis who have been stranded in India for over two months due the coronavirus-induced lockdown on Tuesday returned to Pakistan by the Wagah Border.

The Border Safety Power (BSF) handed over 193 individuals, together with girls and kids, to the Pakistan Rangers on the Wagah Border.

These Pakistanis had been stranded in numerous elements of India for about two months due to the lockdown imposed to curb the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic, a Pakistani Rangers official stated.

Most of them had gone to India to go to their relations, search medical remedy or to attend spiritual ceremonies.

On their return to Pakistan, they have been screened and transferred to quarantine centres in Lahore the place they’ll keep for 72 hours.

“If their coronavirus check is available in adverse they are going to be allowed to go dwelling after 72 hours in any other case they are going to be quarantined for 14 days,” he stated.

Those that returned have been reportedly additionally quarantined in numerous cities in India. Earlier than their entry into Pakistan, they have been screened at Attari, the Indian aspect of the border.

They have been handed over to the Pakistani authorities after none of them was symptomatic. The relations of these repatriated from India weren’t allowed to enter the Wagah Border to fulfill them.

Round 49 of them arrived right here from Nagpur, 33 from Madhya Pradesh, 12 from Ahmedabad, 9 every from Mumbai, Delhi, Raipur and Jaipur, six every from Bijnor and Anand, 5 every from Lucknow and Bhopal, 4 from Gurugram, three every from Agra, Raebareli, Rampur, Kaushambi, Kohlapur, Kota and Ferozepur, two from Kolkata, and one every from Burhanpur, Jodhpur and Ludhiana.

The primary batch of 41 Pakistanis who have been stranded in India because the begin of the lockdown arrived right here by way of the Wagah Border in mid of April.

The Indian authorities, on the request of the Pakistan Excessive Fee, prolonged visas of all Pakistanis who have been instructed to use for extension on-line.

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