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On Sunday, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that pilgrimage and registration for the Kartarpur Gurudwara in Pakistan’s Punjab will be suspended from Sunday midnight due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Apart from this, the government has also put a halt on all kinds of passenger movements between India and Pakistan effective from 00:00 hours of March 16. Such steps are being taken in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 1,50,000 people globally till now.

A Home Ministry spokesperson said, “In wake of COVID19 India outbreak, as a precautionary measure to contain and control the spread of the disease, the travel and registration for Sri Kartarpur Sahib is temporarily suspended from 00:00 hours on March 16, 2020, till further orders.”

Earlier on Saturday, the Centre had suspended all types of passenger movement between the Indo-Bhutan, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bangla, and Indo-Myanmar borders excluding a few specified border check-posts.

Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus has claimed over 5000 lives worldwide. The number of coronavirus cases in India has surged to 107 and over 2 people have lost their lives because of the virus. Various countries are joining hands to fight with the outbreak and curb its spread.


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