As the number of COVID-19 case nears 1,000 mark in Pakistan, the country on Wednesday suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to contain the coronavirus spread, official sources said.
COVID-19 has claimed seven lives and infected 990 people in Pakistan, according to reports on Wednesday. In view of it, the government has decided to suspend “all types of domestic scheduled/non-scheduled, chartered and private aircraft passenger flight operations with effect from March 26, at 6 am up to April 2, 2020,” said the Civil Aviation Authority in a statement.
Apart from flight services, all passenger train operations in the country have been suspended till March 31.
The government has also imposed nationwide lockdown. People are allowed to go out only in case of emergency. The Army has been deployed to assist the civil administration.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced a multi-billion stimulus package to combat coronavirus outbreak in the country.