Emirates on Wednesday suspended scheduled passenger services from Pakistan after certain passengers were tested positive for COVID-19, the airline said press statement.
The decision follows the announcement of some COVID-19 positive cases among passengers flying on Emirates to Hong Kong on Saturday.
“Following the announcement of positive COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong relating to certain passengers who travelled on our flights, Emirates has taken the decision to temporarily suspend passenger services from Pakistan, from June 24, 04:00 Pakistan LT,” the airline said in a statement.
Emirates airlines also maintained that its co-ordinating closely with the various authorities and will review and implement any required additional measures to satisfy all parties before we resume services from Pakistan.
“The health and safety of our crew, customers and communities remains our top priority. Emirates has put in place a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey on the ground and in the air, to minimise the risk of infection spread”, the airline said.
Reports on Tuesday claimed that the coronavirus cases were all returnees from Pakistan.
The airline said, “We remain committed to serving our customers in Pakistan and are working hard to resume services as soon as possible. In the meantime, Emirates will continue to operate repatriation flights into Pakistan as per the announced schedule, and operate cargo services