KARACHI: The Central Health Department of the federal government has advised the customs authorities not to clear imported used cloths and used shoes without proper fumigation in the wake of coronavirus threat.
The collectorates of Pakistan Customs have been informed through the fresh advisory on Saturday about the Pneumonia outbreak due to Novel CoronaVirus.
According to the advisory, the customs stations have been asked that second hand clothings, used shoes and other worn articles should not be cleared without fumigation under the supervision of Port Health Establishment, Karachi till further orders.
However, the department has no objection to clear other consignments.
Earlier, on January 27, 2020 the Port Health Establishment in a letter to customs collectorates that cargo imported from affected areas in China should not be cleared without proper fumigation.