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WHO Warns Pakistan to Curb Polio or Face Travel Restrictions

Posted by on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:54
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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Islamabad that screening of Pakistani passengers would be carried out at international airports if the country failed to control the spread of polio virus, Saturday.

Pakistan International Airport

Pakistan International Airport

It has also sought complete data of Pakistanis who had traveled abroad during the last six months.

Pakistan did not fully comply with the travel restrictions that were imposed in mid 2014, claimed a statement issued by WHO.

It threatened that if Pakistan did not take appropriate measures immediately Pakistani passengers will be screened at international airports.

Expressing its concern over the rapid spread of the crippling virus in Pakistan, the international organization has set a six-month deadline for Pakistan to eradicate polio completely.

In May this year, WHO had made mandatory for every Pakistani travelling abroad to present polio virus inoculation certificate.

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