Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday (Jan 30) suspended direct flights to and from China over as the Coronavirus has engulfed the china.
According to sources, direct flights to and from China will remain suspended till February 2. Other major airlines that have suspended or pared back services to China include British Airways, German flag carrier Lufthansa, American Airlines, KLM and United.
The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 170, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Some 7,711 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, have been reported in China.
The virus, which originated in Wuhan city, has spread across 30 provinces in the country. Local health authorities in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region said Thursday that the first case of novel coronavirus pneumonia was confirmed in the region.
Tens of cases have also been reported in Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, France, Malaysia, Australia and Vietnam.
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17 November, 2019