ISLAMABAD: Following the directives of federal government, the country’s national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), on Saturday announced to cancel all international flights.
PIA is cancelling all its international flights in accordance with the directives of Government of Pakistan effective from 8 PM 21 Mar 2020 till 28 Mar 2020. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. For more information & reservation changes contact 111-786-786. #PIA
— PIA (@Official_PIA) March 21, 2020
The government has decided to suspend international flight operations. The decision will come into effect from today 8pm and end on March 28.
The flights have been cancelled to limit the spread of coronavirus.
As of Saturday afternoon the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has reached 531 after emergence of new cases in Sindh and Balochistan.
New cases have been reported in Sindh and Balochistan today.