COVID-19: CAA revises journey advisory for home flights

A well being employee checks the temperature of a passenger at Karachi airport. -Image Gulf Immediately

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority has revised the journey advisory for home flights amid a rise in COVID-19 circumstances, making face maks obligatory for the passengers.

The event comes after the nation reported a surge within the new infections with the specialists warning that the elevated journey is among the causes behind the spike in positivity.

Based on a CAA notification, the involved authorities have been ordered to make sure compliance with the brand new directives whereas the opposite COVID-19 pointers on home air journey remained unchanged.

The air regulator had lifted restrictions after the nation overcame the fourth wave of coronavirus, nevertheless, after the latest surge, the authorities are mulling to reimpose sure SOPs.

The most recent authorities knowledge confirmed that Karachi is essentially the most affected metropolis, reporting a excessive positivity ratio throughout the previous couple of days.

The metropolis recorded 22.65% positivity within the final 24 hours whereas the nationwide ratio was 2.85%, the Nationwide Institute of Well being’s (NIH) figures confirmed.

In view of the latest spike in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation, the well being specialists had warned that the surge in new infections could flip into the sixth wave of the pandemic.

In Karachi, 234 new infections had been detected after 14,437 diagnostic assessments had been performed over the previous 24 hours. In the meantime, Hyderabad reported 0.3% positivity fee, Mardan 2.44%, Islamabad 2.31%, Lahore 2.76%, Peshawar 3%, Sargodha 1.64% and Rawalpindi 1.05%.

Along with this, Sindh’s general positivity fee stands at 6.17%, Punjab’s 1.17%, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 1.15% and AJK’s 2.94, mentioned the NIH.

As per the newest statistics of the NIH, two extra individuals succumbed to the virus within the nation through the previous 24 hours.

The recent infections — detected after diagnostic testing on 13,412 samples — took Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity fee to 2.85% and the full case rely to over 1.53 million.

In the meantime, 87 sufferers affected by the illness are being handled in intensive-care models (ICUs), whereas two others succumbed to the virus, taking the nation’s COVID-19 loss of life toll to 30,390.

With the recent circumstances and deaths, Pakistan’s variety of lively circumstances stands at 4,632. 

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