ISLAMABAD (92 News) – In a wake to control spread of novel coronavirus after international flights, the government has decided to suspend all types of flight in the country from March 26 to April 2.
According to spokesperson of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), all types of flights including domestic and chartered flights across country will be suspended from March 26 to April 2.
All domestic, chartered and private flights will be suspended; however cargo and flights with special permission letters are exempted from the ban.
Earlier, government of Pakistan suspended international flight operations for two weeks to stop spread of the virus.
In the wake of coronavirus outbreak
in Pakistan, Pakistan Railways has suspended all passenger train services till March 31.
According to a notification issued on Tuesday, the train operations will be suspended form today 12am till March 31. Pakistan Railways announced that passengers who have advance booking on suspended trains will be accommodated in other trains of their choice on priority once the train service is resumed.
In case of not availing ticket, they will get full refund after resumption of train operations.
A session under federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed took place via video link on Tuesday, following which the notification was issued regarding the suspendion of trains.
According to an earlier official notification, the suspension was to come into effect from 12 am today, however, it was taken back as soon as it was issued.
The disease caused by the virus, COVID-19, has claimed six lives and infected more than 800 people across the country as the authorities kick into action to stop its transmission.