COVID-19: Pakistan extends domestic flights suspension till May 13

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 11, 2020, 01:12 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Pakistan Photograph:( PTI )

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) extended the ban until Wednesday as part of the government instructions to minimise travelling of the people. The earlier ban ended on May 10.

Pakistan has extended the suspension of domestic flight operations till May 13 as part of the government's plan to contain the spread of the coronavirus which has claimed 667 lives and infected over 30,000 people in the country.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) extended the ban until Wednesday as part of the government instructions to minimise travelling of the people. The earlier ban ended on May 10.

"As per the decision of the GoP, the suspension of domestic flight operations as effected earlier has been extended up to Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2359 hours PST. Remaining provisions as applicable to the suspension of domestic flights reflected in previous orders remain unchanged," PCAA said in a tweet late last night.

According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 1,476 new COVID-19 patients were identified during the last 24 hours.

A total of 28 more people have died in the same period, taking the tally of COVID-19 deaths in Pakistan to 667, it said, adding that 8,212 people have recovered.

(With inputs from PTI)
 

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