The nationwide service on Saturday suspended all worldwide flights within the wake of the novel coronavirus’ unfold internationally.
The suspension is in impact until March 28, confirmed the airline’s official Twitter.
PIA is cancelling all its worldwide flights in accordance with the directives of Authorities of Pakistan efficient from eight PM 21 Mar 2020 until 28 Mar 2020. We apologise for the inconvenience brought on. For extra data & reservation modifications contact 111-786-786. #PIA
— PIA (@Official_PIA) March 21, 2020
The choice comes “in accordance with the directives of Government of Pakistan,” Pakistan Worldwide Airline added.
In accordance with the tweet, all cancellations might be efficient from March 21, beginning at 8pm till March 28.
Pakistan confirmed the third casualty from the virus on Friday, two days after two males – each pilgrims getting back from Iran and Saudi Arabia – died of the coronavirus in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The third casualty – a septuagenarian most cancers survivor – was confirmed in Karachi.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers has crossed 500 with 267 instances in Sindh; 104 in Balochistan; 96 in Punjab; 23 in Okay-P; 21 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 5 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.