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COVID-19 positive: China halts PIA flight operations for three weeks China-Pakistan

COVID-19 positive: China halts PIA flight operations for three weeks

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Jan 2021, 01:21 am

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.