Pakistan asks 12 Indian High Commission officials to quarantine

Islamabad: Pakistan has asked 12 officials of the Indian High Commission (IHC) here to quarantine, along with their family members and drivers, after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus since their arrival from India last week, the Foreign Office said.

A group of 12 officials and their family members crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah Border on May 22, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said.

All 12 passengers carried negative Polymerase Chain Reaction COVID-19 reports but they were re-tested in line with the laid down COVID-19 safety protocols in Pakistan.

“The wife of an official tested positive on a rapid antigen test conducted by Pakistani health officials,” the spokesperson said.

Pakistan’s top body on the pandemic, National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) reviewed the case and advised all 12 officials, their family members, and drivers to undergo the mandatory quarantine.

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