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COVID:19: Karachi, Sukkur airports to be shut from March 24 for domestic flights

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COVID:19: Karachi, Sukkur airports to be shut from March 24 for domestic flights

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday determined to shut Karachi’s Jinnah Worldwide Airport and Sukkur’s airport for all home flights from March 24 until April Four as a precautionary measure to restrict the unfold of coronavirus within the nation.

The airports will “stay closed for every type of Home Incoming/Outgoing Passenger Flight Operations with impact from Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 0100 UTC/ 0600 PST until April 04, 2020,” mentioned the notification issued by the CAA.

The choice was taken amid the lockdown imposed within the province to restrict the unfold of the novel coronavirus that has affected greater than 800 individuals within the nation and claimed six lives.

Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) has additionally cancelled all flight operations from Karachi and Sukkur whereas different airways have additionally been knowledgeable concerning the choice.

On March 21, the federal authorities determined to suspended worldwide flights coming into Pakistan until April 4.

The choice has left many Pakistani travellers stranded at airports throughout the globe.