Pakistani embassy in Washington DC will remain closed till January 7 due to a suspected COVID-19 outbreak. All staff is being tested and the premises are being decontaminated.

Sources told The Correspondent that one staff member in the embassy has tested positive for COVID-19. The embassy press release does not mention if anyone has tested positive.  

The statement says that the closure is due to abundance of caution due to a possible exposure to the virus; the closure is applicable on consular services as well.

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick


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