COVID-19 positive: China halts PIA flight operations for three weeks
Islamabad: China, which is an all-weather ally of Pakistan, has stopped the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from operating flights for three weeks after 10 passengers tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said.
PIA Spokesman Abdullah Hafeez confirmed to Geo News that the national flag carrier has temporarily halted the flights after the development.
Pakistanis, who travelled to China with a negative coronavirus test report, tested positive upon arrival, the spokesperson added.
According to local media sources, China has also imposed a temporary travel ban on Pakistani passengers. PIA operates two weekly flights to China, reports The News International.