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Pakistan halts flight operations with China over coronavirus threat

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Wednesday that Pakistan halted all flights to and from China as the death toll from a virus outbreak in China.
He said the government of Pakistan is taking this decision in the larger national interest, Zafar Mirza, adding that all flights’ suspension will be effective right from now.
The prime minister’s aide this is the important and major decision of the government since the outbreak of Coronavirus in China. He said that the government took the decision to ensure the fight against Coronavirus and decision regarding the suspension of flights was important for time being in this regard.
The latest reports revealed, the death toll climbed to 492 after the fresh cases of Coronavirus around the world.
more than 33,000 people were infected in China, raising serious concerns at the global level. Almost 3156 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported during the last 24 hours.
The outbreak which started has claimed 490 lives and infected more than 24, 3000 people in China. The reports said that two people died of the virus outside of mainland China.
Following the situation of the outbreak in China and other parts of the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global health emergency.
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