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Pakistanis return home after being stranded in India due to Covid-19

Pakistani citizens who were caught in India due to lockdown and Coronavirus in India are set to return their homeland. On Thursday, 3rd September some Pakistani nationals stranded in India left for Pakistan via the Attari- Wagah border in Amritsar.

While leaving for their homeland, one of the Karachi resident said, “I came in March and got stuck here due to lockdown. I thank the Ministry of External Affairs and the Pakistan High Commission for assistance.”
Meanwhile, the security forces deployed on the Attari-Wagah border conducted a thorough examination of the documents of all the passengers traveling through the border.

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Coronavirus in India:
A record surge of 83,883 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours took India’s COVID tally past 38-lakh mark, just 1.5 lakh behind Brazil, the world’s second most affected nation, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. In the last 24 hours, 11,72,179 samples were tested, the highest single-day tests so far, taking the total number of tests past 4.55 crore. An additional 1,043 deaths linked to the highly contagious disease have pushed the total number of fatalities to 67,376. Over 29 lakh have recovered from the infection in the country so far. Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic followed by three southern states – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

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