PIA suspends China flights over new COVID-19 infections  

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday partially suspended flight operations to China over new coronavirus cases, according to a spokesperson.  

According to the PIA spokesperson, all flights to and from China suspended after Pakistani people coming from China tested positive for coronavirus. The PIA usually operates two flights to China in a week.

Earlier on January 11, Mainland China reported the first new COVID-19 death since May as authorities try to control a spike in cases just outside of Beijing.

Hebei reported 81 new coronavirus cases for Wednesday, bringing the number of current cases to 463. The northernmost province of Heilongjiang reported 43 new confirmed cases for Wednesday.