69 more US diplomats leave Pakistan amid virus spread

By: News Desk      Published: 12:49 PM, 26 Mar, 2020
69 more US diplomats leave Pakistan amid virus spread

As many as 69 American diplomatic officials have left Pakistan to Afghanistan in the wake of ever-spreading coronavirus cases.

The American diplomats flew from Islamabad on Thursday.

Their departure from the country comes a few days after a batch of 75 US diplomats left Pakistan for Georgia through a chartered flight.

Pakistan has so far confirmed around 1,100 coronavirus cases with eight deaths while in Afghanistan the number of virus cases increased to nearly 100 after five health workers were infected by the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, according to ToloNews, a 45-year-old woman died from the coronavirus in the western province of Herat.