Pakistan announced on Thursday that it would close the Wagah border with India for two weeks as the number of coronavirus cases in the country increased to 341.
The Home Office said it had closed the main border point with India "for an initial period of two weeks (14 days) with immediate effect".
The measure was said to be "to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the best interest of both countries".
Pakistan's western border with Iran and Afghanistan had already been closed to curb the spread of the deadly virus that infected people in more than 150 countries.
Meanwhile, further coronavirus cases have been reported in Pakistan as the number of patients increased to 45 in Baluchistan province and 34 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. A further 211 patients were in Sindh, 33 in Punjab, 15 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 2 in Islamabad and 1 in Kashmir occupied by Pakistan.
So far, two people have died in Pakistan as a result of the new corona virus.
Pakistan has taken measures to stop the spread of the infection, and recently Minister of Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri said that Haj pilgrim training programs have been suspended as part of the preventive measure.
Christian leaders stopped services in Karachi, one of the most affected areas.
The Federal Foreign Office announced that, as a precaution, it would hold an indirect press conference to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Foreign Office spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui said that reporters can submit questions via email and the answers will be posted on the ministry's website.
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