New Delhi: As many as 49 new deaths were reported in Iran on Sunday, spiking the death toll due to the coronavirus to horrific 194. More than 6,500 people have been affected by the deadly disease in the country, Also Read - How About a Re-Run of Game of Thrones?: Ravichandran Ashwin
Taking a preventive call, IranAir has also suspended all Europe flights immediately and indefinitely. Also Read - Grammy Award-Winning Musician John Prine, 73, Critical Due to Coronavirus; Wishes Pour in For Quick Recovery
“Because of limitations set for unknown reasons by Europe on Iran Air flights, all Iranian flights to European destinations, too, have been suspended until further notice,” a report by Iran Republic News Agency (IRNA) mentioned, citing the airline’s statement. Also Read - Veteran Japanese Comedian Ken Shimura Dies After Being Hospitalized For Coronavirus
Surprisingly, amid the catastrophic situation as fears of the COVID-19 outbreak, Iran resumed its trade activities with Pakistan after a suspension of 13 days. On Saturday, over 35 vehicles loaded with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and other commodities were allowed to enter Pakistan through the Taftan dry port. All the Iranian drivers and cleaners were screened on their arrival at Taftan border.
As of now, Pakistan has also reported six coronavirus cases, of which one patient has recovered and been allowed to join his family.