Coronavirus: Pakistan to reduce number of incoming flights in May
Decision made at an NCOC meeting
Arham Fatima – Posted: Apr 30, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
Posted: Apr 30, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
The National Command and Operation Center has decided to reduce the number of flights coming to Pakistan from May 5 to May 20 due to a surge in coronavirus cases.
The decision was made at an NCOC meeting presided over by
Federal Minister Asad Omar Thursday.
The NCOC will review the decision again on May 18.
Previously, it proposed reducing international flights by 80%.
The civil aviation secretary has also summoned a meeting in
Islamabad on Tuesday to discuss the matter. It’ll be attended by CAA officials
and representatives of domestic and international airlines.
Pakistan is currently battling a raging third wave of
coronavirus infections. The virus has killed 17,680 people and infected a total
of 815,711 individuals in Pakistan.
The country has reported 708,193 recoveries. Currently, it
has 89,838 active cases.
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