24 February 2020 – Pakistan closes all entry points with Iran due to Coronavirus outbreak

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: Provincial
Lead People/Agency: Chief Minister, Border authorities for implementation

Overview: Pakistan closes border with Iran over virus fears. In view of deaths caused by novel coronavirus in Iran, Pakistan has temporarily closed its border with the neighbouring country and decided not to allow anyone to cross into Pakistan without strict screening at Taftan and four other entry points in Balochistan. All five entry points — Taftan, Gwadar, Turbat, Panjgur and Washuk were closed.
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1536327/pakistan-closes-border-with-iran-over-virus-fears

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – government