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Emirates suspends Pakistan flights after passengers test positive for Covid-19


DUBAI – Emirates airline on Wednesday (June 24) suspended flights from Pakistan after passengers transiting through Dubai were found positive of coronavirus.

Emirates said 26 people on a flight from Pakistan to Hong Kong that made a stopover in Dubai were found positive of Covid-19.

“Following the announcement of positive Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong relating to certain passengers who travelled on our flights, Emirates has taken the decision to temporarily suspend passenger services from Pakistan, from 24 June,” an Emirates spokeswoman said.

Emirates said it is “working hard to resume services as soon as possible”.

“We are co-ordinating closely with the various authorities and will review and implement any required additional measures to satisfy all parties before we resume services from Pakistan,” Emirates added.

Repatriation flights from UAE to Pakistan to continue

The airline said that it will continue to operate repatriation flights to Pakistan as well as cargo services.

Pakistan on Wednesday reported 3,892 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 188,926. ICA/Expat Media

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