The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has set up a 10-bed quarantine facility at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi, under the instructions of the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the global coronavirus outbreak, as per the reports of local media.
Besides setting up the quarantine camps, the authorities have also taken the decision of taking effective steps for screening the passengers arriving at the airport.
The passengers that are landing at the airport would be shifted to the quarantine camps in case there would be an emergency.
The officials of the CAA gave a briefing to the WHO team on the preventive measures that are being taken for handling with the coronavirus at the airport. The delegation showed their satisfaction over the screening process being done at the airport.
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It is important to mention that amid the surging cases of the COVID-19 affected people in Sindh, the provincial government has asked the Centre to set up an isolation facility at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
As per a letter sent to the federal government, Sindh province authorities said that all the 14-virus affected patients entered into Sindh via Karachi airport.
The provincial government has asked the centre to stop the suspected coronavirus patients at the Karachi airport, as the airport is under the administrative control of the authorities which comes under the federal government.
The letter further demanded that the government of Sindh should be allowed to set up a desk at the Karachi airport, and also said that it would cooperate with the federal government in spreading of the virus in the country.