Coronavirus threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan

27 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

ISLAMABAD: With porous borders, creaking hospitals and large illiterate populations, Afghanistan and Pakistan face a potentially devastating health crisis after the new coronavirus erupted in neighbouring Iran, reports AFP.

Islamabad has closed official border crossings while Kabul has suspended all travel to the Islamic republic, which has reported 15 deaths out of nearly 100 infections—making it one of the hardest hit countries outside the virus epicentre China.