ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday announced to suspend all flights to and from Iran as the first cases of the pandemic were confirmed in the country from travelers who had been to Iran recently.
According to the Aviation Division, the suspension will come into force today at midnight and will remain in place till further orders.
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has also demanded the federal government to stop flights till situation is brought under control.
“Flights from Iran should be suspended immediately in order to control the situation. These are just some of the preventative measures that we can take right now to stop the spread of virus,” he said.
Top officials sprung into action on Thursday with Punjab and Sindh adopting precautionary measures after two coronavirus cases were confirmed in the country.