Emirates Temporarily Suspends Its Flights from Pakistan
The Dubai based airline, Emirates, has temporarily suspended its flights from Pakistan after passengers coming from Pakistan were tested positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong.
The ban was stated to be temporary in nature where the airline will limit its services and operations in Pakistan which will be effective from the 24th of June.
In a media statement, a spokeswoman for Emirates stated, “We are coordinating closely with various authorities and will review and implement any required additional measures to satisfy all parties before we resume services from Pakistan,” However, she assured that the airline will continue to operate flights to Pakistan.
As of Wednesday, the total new cases for the coronavirus has reached over 190,000 with over 2,600 new patients reported from Sindh and Punjab alone.
In contradiction, the Ministry of Health of Pakistan states that according to reports new cases of coronavirus in Pakistan have continued to decrease.
Arshad Javaid, Khyber Medical University’s vice chancellor, told a press release that, “Despite increased testing capacity, the numbers are slowly reducing and we at Khyber Medical University have also observed the declining trend.”