Emirates airline once again suspended flights to Pakistan

Emirates suspended operations after 26 Pakistani passengers tested positive at Dubai airport

Emirates have suspended flights from Pakistan after passengers who transited through Dubai tested positive for Covid-19. The decision was taken after 26 people on board a flight from Pakistan to Hong Kong via Dubai were found to have the virus. However,   Emirates will continue to operate the cargo flights from Pakistan.
Dubai-based Emirates airline announced in a statement that it has suspended passenger services from Pakistan after a few passengers tested positive for COVID-19. "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," the airline's spokesperson told the media.
Emirates said it will keep on continuing its cargo and repatriation flights to Pakistan as per the announced schedule. It also stated that it was working hard to resume normal services to Pakistan soon.
According to reports, 26 passengers had tested positive for coronavirus on an Emirates flight to Hong Kong on June 20. All of the 26 came from Pakistan and were in transit in the Dubai airport. Later, the passengers took another Emirates flight to Hong Kong.
The airline has said that  "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 that support the trade and movement of goods between Pakistan, UAE and our global network.
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 spokesperson said.
The number of coronavirus cases are rising in Pakistan and reached up to 1, 90,000. The total deaths have crossed 3,800. 

                                                                     News Desk

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