Pakistan announced Thursday that it is delaying the opening of a key border crossing with China following the coronavirus outbreak there. 

The Khunjerab Pass in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan will be opened in April instead of February, state-run Radio Pakistan reported

Earlier during a weekly briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the opening of the crossing point would now take place according to a routine plan.

The decision was taken as part of health safety measures, she added.

As per a 1985 agreement between Pakistan and China, the Khunjerab Pass is closed in November due

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