Pakistan to Put on Hold International Flight Operations For 14 Days

Due to cronavirus pandemic, on Saturday Pakistan declared that international air operations will be suspended for two weeks.

Dr Moeed Yusuf, SAPM Dr Zafar Mirza and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Muhammad Afzal, Special Assistant to the National Security division (SAPM), spoke at today’s Islamabad press conference.

Dr Yusuf said that a few international flights of Pakistan International Airlines will be allowed to return.

The decision will come into effect from Saturday night, 8pm, said Dr Yusuf.

According to a PIA spokesperson, the airline is suspending its international flight operations for a week.

The spokesperson added that the suspension will come into effect from March 21 until March 28.

The decision came in the backdrop of more than 500 cases of coronavirus across Pakistan, with Sindh being worst affected with above 260 cases.

Most of the cases were reported from abroad, especially when pilgrims from Iran came into Pakistan via Taftan border.

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