Pakistan bans journey from 12 nations amid spike in coronavirus instances

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan imposed an entire ban on journey from 12 nations, together with South Africa, Rwanda and Tanzania, in a bid to curb the spike of coronavirus instances because the nation on Sunday recorded 3,667 new instances, taking the nationwide tally to 626,802.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notified a recent listing of nations categorised into A, B and C after emergence of South African and Brazilian pressure of the virus and imposed an entire ban on journey from 12 nations, categorised as C.
The journey restrictions and a ban on inbound passengers from 12 nations will stay efficient from March 23 to April 5.
Botswana, Brazil, Columbia, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia have been positioned in class C.
The CAA in its notification mentioned there will likely be an entire journey ban on inbound journey to Pakistan from class C nations, together with withdrawal of exemptions earlier supplied to sure classes of travellers like Pakistani passport holders.
The momentary measure is being launched in continuation to the steps being taken to curb the unfold of COVID-19 in Pakistan, it mentioned.
The CAA additionally up to date its class C, for inbound travellers and shifted the UK from class C to class B.
The CAA mentioned the worldwide travellers from class A nations don’t require COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain response) take a look at earlier than entry into Pakistan.
Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam have been positioned in class A.
The worldwide travellers from nations not laid out in class A require COVID-19 take a look at earlier than graduation of journey to Pakistan.
The notification mentioned all nations which aren’t laid out in A and C fall in class B.
In the meantime, the ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers reported that one other 8.74 positivity fee was recorded within the final 24 hours, which is decrease than 9.47 of the day before today however nonetheless excessive.
It mentioned that 44 extra sufferers died within the final someday, pushing the loss of life toll to 13,843 within the nation. Additionally, 581,852 individuals recovered to this point whereas 2,900 have been in important circumstances.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi have been examined optimistic on Saturday for the COVID-19, two days after the Pakistani premier received the primary shot of a vaccine.
Khan, 68, contracted the coronavirus on a day when the nation noticed the best variety of optimistic instances since July with 3,876 individuals getting contaminated.

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