On Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that it would be checking the reports of COVID-19 of all the passengers intending to depart at the international lounge entrances.
As per the shared reports, it issued a notification to that effect today saying that with increasing Covid cases into the second wave of the novel coronavirus, Jinnah International Airport has installed thermal scanners in the International departure lounge.
Furthermore, it has advised airlines to deploy their representatives at departure gates to check PCR reports of the passengers.
Apparently, the CAA development comes after incidents of Covid positive passengers passing through to the international lounge despite the SOPs.
It has been noticed that a few passengers with positive PCR reports managed to enter the lounge and reported at the Airline check-in counter after completing all the formalities.
Earlier the CAA had issued new directives amid the second wave of COVID-19 by asking outbound international passengers to submit their test reports before departing to a foreign country.
The authorities have begun implementing strict steps to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic at Karachi airport. The aviation authority issued new instructions for the passengers and staff members to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) against coronavirus.