Coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for travelers coming to Pakistan from abroad have been extended till March 18. Temporary travel ban on entry of C-category countries to Pakistan remains in force.
According to details, Coronavirus SOPs regarding the arrival of international passengers in Pakistan have been extended till March 18, according to the notification issued by Director Air Transport.
Notification further stated that the number of Category C countries has been reduced to eight, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal, the Netherlands, Botswana and Zambia.
Temporary travel restrictions are maintained on the arrival of citizens of Category C countries in Pakistan, while Coronavirus Negative Test Report and CAO’s NCOC have been made mandatory for Category C passengers.
Category A includes 24 countries including Australia, China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, while all other countries except Category A and C are included in Category B.
Note that, forty-six more coronavirus patients have lost their lives in the last 24 hours whereas 2,338 new cases have been reported.
The latest updates by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) state that 569,296 Covid-19 patients have recovered whereas 1,720 are in critical condition.
The updates also say that the death toll has reached 13,476 whereas the number of positive cases has reached 602,536 so far.
Over 42,499 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours and 9,445,138 tests have been conducted in Pakistan so far.
According to NCOC, there are 260,959 coronavirus cases in Sindh, 183,815 in Punjab 75,357 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 47,365 in Islamabad, 19,188 in Balochistan, 19,188 in Azad Kashmir, and 4,960 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
On the other hand, 5,732 Covid-19 patients have died in Punjab, 4,453 in Sindh, 2,147 in KP, 522 in Islamabad, 317 in Azad Kashmir, 202 in Balochistan, and 103 in Gilgit Baltistan.