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Mar 12, 2019

Pakistan stops flights as coronavirus cases jump to 1000
So far 7 people have died because of the virus and 18 have recovered

By PTI in Islamabad
  • Published 26.03.20, 4:32 AM
  • Updated 26.03.20, 4:32 AM

Pakistani police officers stop travelers after a government announced to lockdown the city due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, March 23, 2020. (AP)

Pakistan has suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after the country reported over 1,000 cases and seven deaths from the Covid-19 infection, authorities said on Wednesday.

The nationwide tally of Covid-19 patients touched 1,037 with 413 cases in Sindh; 115 in Balochistan; 296 in Punjab; 117 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir, The Express Tribune reported.

The National Disaster Management Authority has said that so far seven people have died because of the coronavirus and 18 have recovered. In the wake of the outbreak, the country has halted its domestic flights operations.

The ban will be effective from Thursday, Khokhar said.

According to a statement on the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority’s website on Tuesday, 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 6am up to April 02, 2020.”

Pakistan has already suspended international flights this week. However, cargo flights are exempted from the flight suspension ban.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the homegrown cases of coronavirus were very limited but the threat of the spread of the infection was not yet over.

Addressing a meeting of parliamentary leaders of various parties via video conference, he said: “You would be happy to know that till yesterday only 153 cases were of local transmission and the rest were people who entered the country from abroad”.


Dec 14, 2008
United Kingdom
All buses, trains, taxis , rickshaws, mini buses , public gatherings, public markets, restaurants etc must be closed to reign in Corona. Only phone order or pickup services should be allowed. Any gathering in public spaces must be banned and enforced by Gov EAs. As a safety net gov should set up emergency food distribution centers where industrial sized cooking can distribute food for the needy. Government can use the lock down to clean up the cities, perhaps the only opportunity they will have ever have for a long time.

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