COVID-19: Pakistan suspends int’l inbound flight operations for two weeks

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday suspended all international inbound flight operations for two weeks in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the civil aviation authority said.

“The Government of Pakistan has decided to suspend operation of all international passenger, chartered and private aircraft inbound flights to Pakistan, effective from 21st March 2020 (2000 hrs PST) to 4th April 2020 (2000 hrs PST),” it said in a statement.

The only exception to the above would be diplomatic, special/cargo flights. However, they will be subjected to isolation/quarantine as per advice of health professionals.

Pakistan has reported three deaths and 481 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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