After unfortunate folding of events and a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 infected patients, PSL 2020 came to a sudden end in Pakistan. All the international sponsors and broadcasting agencies halted their functions and went for their own countries, as a rational mind would suggest. But it has been reported that the Indian broadcasters have had trouble going back to their homeland. Indian Army declined border access to Indian broadcasters from PSL 2020.
The Indian Army stopped the team of 29 broadcast company members and journalists and did not allow them to step on the Indian soil from the Wagah-Attari border. The Indian Army officials and government leaders have asked all 29 members to go to Dubai and catch a direct flight from Dubai to India.
As the Indian Army declined border access to Indian broadcasters from PSL, the trapped journalists are in extreme trouble when it comes to convincing their government. They have expressed their doubts and fears regarding going to Dubai because of the constantly worsening pandemic. The crew of 29 does not want to go to Dubai because it would expose them to a huge human interaction and might put them vulnerable to the virus. If they get infected, they fear that when they return to their country, they can contribute to the spread of the virus. This can lead to an exponential increase in the number of patients in India.
With the rapidly increasing Coronavirus patients in India as context, the Indian government has been seen making some really absurd moves. The government has somehow agreed upon sending the teams to Dubai, which in actuality can get their nationals infected. The team of broadcasters even volunteered to stay in quarantine without being asked as a cautionary measure if they are allowed to enter from Wagah-Attari border. But all their efforts have been in vain.
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