The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has resumed the flight operations for China. The announcement was made on Sunday.
Earlier the CAA suspended the flight operations to China amid of the coronavirus crisis. The flight operations have now been resumed after the federal government acquired the coronavirus testing kits, as per the reports of local media.
As per an issued notification by the CAA, the direct flights to and from China would be restored from Monday that is today as the China Airways’ first flight from Beijing would be departing for Pakistan at 9:00 am.
Earlier in a tweet, Dr Zafar Mirza, the special assistant to PM on National Health said that Pakistan has acquired the testing kits for the coronavirus. He lauded the hard work of the National Institute of Health (NIH) leadership and team for getting the reagent for the diagnosis of the virus.
In another tweet, he gave assurance to the Pakistani students’ families in China that the government is working hard to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
It is pertinent to mention that the death count from the disease in China has increased to 304. The occurrences have added more concerns about the potential spread of the virus, as more governments across the world have suspended their flight operations for China.