Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases rise to 990

Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after the coun...

Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after the country reported nearly 1,000 cases from the COVID-19 infection, authorities said on Wednesday.

The nationwide tally of the COVID-19 patients has soared to 990 with 410 cases in Sindh; 110 in Balochistan; 296 in Punjab; 78 in K-P; 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, The Express Tribune reported.

The National Disaster Management Authority has said that so far 7 people have died due to the novel coronavirus and 18 recovered.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the country has halted its domestic flights operations.

According to a statement shared on the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority's website, the government has "decided to suspend all types of domestic scheduled/non-scheduled, chartered and private aircraft passenger flight operations with effect from Thursday, March 26, at 6:00am up to April 02, 2020."

Meanwhile, there is complete lockdown in the country and people have been told to remain inside of their homes. They are only allowed to go out in case of emergency.

The government has pledged to increase testing capability and other facilities in hospitals as new medical supplies are expected to start pouring in from China by Friday, according to NDMA chief Lt-Gen Muhammad Afzal.

According to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, there are 417,966 confirmed cases across the world, 18,615 deaths and 107,705 recoveries.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a multi-billion stimulus package to combat the deadly coronavirus and to facilitate poor people in the prevailing circumstances.

The government also suspended all passenger train operations through the country till March 31 and deployed army to assist the civil administration to enforce a nationwide lockdown to contain the virus outbreak.

Khan said 200 billion rupees have been allocated for the labour class to mitigate their sufferings, while the government is also reaching provinces and the business community to extend their assistance.

-Source: News Agency

COMMENTS


*

Name

AROUND THE GLOBE,432,business,28,BY READERS,358,FEATURE,190,GLOBE,15,KERALA,6,Movie,266,SPECIAL STORY,298,TAMILNADU,2,TOP STORY,887,TRAVEL,8,
ltr
item
Local Glob: Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases rise to 990
Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases rise to 990
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3f-LkLWNew/Xnue87EOiQI/AAAAAAAAqno/Vmsw4hywm8I024gzwnF_ashxMRMfjlw1gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/imran%2Bkhan.png
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3f-LkLWNew/Xnue87EOiQI/AAAAAAAAqno/Vmsw4hywm8I024gzwnF_ashxMRMfjlw1gCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/imran%2Bkhan.png
Local Glob
http://www.localglob.com/2020/03/pak-suspends-domestic-flights-as.html
http://www.localglob.com/
http://www.localglob.com/
http://www.localglob.com/2020/03/pak-suspends-domestic-flights-as.html
true
8255692317570297677
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy