As a step to ensure certain precautionary measures against the Coronavirus, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended international flights bound to 5 different countries. Additionally, the authority has limited the number of domestic flights operating within the country.
The aviation authority declares this step as a measure to control any further outspread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
CAA halting international flights!
According to the news reports, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) planned to make the decision effective on Friday, post-National Security Council meeting.
The decision highlights that international flights arriving/leaving from Peshawar, Quetta, Sialkot, Multan, and Faisalabad will observe a complete pause. That enumerates that only airports of Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore will be operating fully. The decision stands firm until and unless the situation settles.
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Speaking additionally, the CAA informed all airlines that there will be a reduction in all domestic flights operating, for the time being.
Influence of health ministry regarding the situation!
On the Contrary, Dr. Zafar Mirza announces that the National Health Ministry will be seating today for a joint meeting. According to Special Assistant on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza will be chairing the first National Coordination Committee. The committee will discuss the current situation of the country and how to curb any further outspread of the virus. Representatives of all the four provinces will be joining the meeting. Following, officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and representatives of the military will also be present.
With the Global Economy on the verge of collapse, the Federal Planning Minister Hammad Azhar asserted that the ministry is currently working on how to amass funds for prevention measures. Nonetheless, the government organizations and departments will surely be acquiring the funds in the next week. They will be collecting the funds from existing projects. The authority is also asking global financing organizations to donate money as well.
Importantly, the authorities have sealed the borders linking Pakistan with Iran and Afghanistan, following, canceling the march parade for the Pakistan Day. The same goes for educational institutes and public places like cinemas and wedding halls.
Statistics describe that amidst the countries severely affected by the coronavirus, Italy is on the top number. As per details, entire Italy is locked down, with the government closing all public events and places. News reports notify that the health authority confirmed over 9,000 cases surfacing in a period of 24- hours.
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