The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked the passengers coming from the nation-wide airports to stop from accompanying more than 1-person as preventive measures are been taken at the airports for avoiding the spread of the coronavirus, as per the reports of local media.
The authority has set down procedures at the airports as the passengers coming from abroad have become a serious source of virus transmission in Pakistan after the pilgrims coming from Iran via land route.
The aviation authority has asked the citizens to avoid unnecessary visits to the airports as it could become a major source of virus spread.
As per sources, the CAA has started implementing the decision and the passengers accompanying more than 1-person were sent back before they entered into the premises of the airport.
Yesterday, the CAA began implementing the decisions taken in the NSC meeting on Saturday and closed 5 major airports of the country for international flights.
As per the issued notification, the international operations would remain suspended at 5 major airports across the nation which includes Multan, Sialkot, Quetta, Faisalabad and Peshawar.
But, the domestic flight operations would remain operational at the other airports of the country, as per the notification.
The international flights for Peshawar have been diverted to the federal capital while the Quetta bounded international flights would now be landing at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, as per the CAA notice.
As per the new schedule, the 4 international flights coming from Dubai, Jeddah, Bahrain and Multan airport would now be landing at Lahore airport.
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