Pakistan revises advisory for flights after Covid-19 surge

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has revised travel advisory for passengers of all domestic flights in a bid to control the spread of novel coronavirus.

The top aviation authority has made it mandatory for passengers to use face masks during the flight. It has directed all relevant authorities to strictly implement the new policy while other SOPs for domestic flights will remain unchanged.

Pakistan continues to witness upward trajectory in Covid-19 cases as 382 new cases were reported in last 24 hours, with positivity ratio surging to 2.85 percent. The National Institute of Health (NIH) in its update on Monday said that two deaths were reported due to infection as overall is 30,390. The tally of total cases has surged to 1,534,270.

The number of patients in critical care was recorded 87. Pakistan conducted a total of 13,412 tests in the last 24 hours. Around 267 patients have recovered from the contagious virus in last 24 hours and the total recoveries stood at 1,499,248.

As many as 579,530 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 508,112 in Punjab, 219,937 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 136,028 in Islamabad, 35,525 in Balochistan, 43,379 in Azad Kashmir, and 11,759 in Gilgit-Baltistan. The situation in Sindh’s capital city of Karachi continues to worse as the positivity ratio has surged to 22.65%.

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