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Coronavirus Breakout: PIA suspends flights operations to China and Japan till March 15

The decision to resume flight operations or further extend the suspension would be taken after a week.

PIAPIA suspends flights operations to China and Japan till March 15 - OyeYeah News

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has once again suspended flight operations to China and this time to Japan as well, till March 15 amid coronavirus outbreak that has leftover 2,500 dead.

Last month flight operation was briefly suspended however; the airlines were given a green signal to resume flights to China after installing screening machines at the airports.

PIA spokesperson said that a decision about extending or ending the suspension would be taken after reviewing the situation.

“PIA flights to Beijing and Tokyo will not depart from today,” the PIA spokesperson said. “Travelers of these cities have been notified in advance.

As being reported, the decision comes amid the spread of the deadly virus in Iran.

Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan closed its border with Iran at Taftan after the death toll in the neighbouring country from the novel coronavirus surged to twelve, while Irani authorities reported 61 coronavirus infections.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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