Emirates suspends flights to Pakistan. Dozens of Pakistanis found with COVID-19 on Emirates flights.
Yesterday, Emirates suspended passenger services in Pakistan, after 55 passengers were confirmed by COVID-19. Initially, on June 8, Emirates resumed flights to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan. But flights will be suspended due to the risk of infection with the new coronavirus.
Emirates suspends flights to Pakistan.
The Khaleej Times reported that 26 passengers were tested positive for the new COVID-19 on an Emirates flight. All passengers traveled on flight EK380 on June 20 from Dubai to Hong Kong and were subsequently tested and quarantined as a condition of entry into the city.
Approximately all passengers found with COVID-19 passed through Dubai airport after spending time in Pakistan. Most were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
Transit passengers passing through Dubai International Airport are subjected to thermal screening, but this cannot detect asymptomatic cases or passengers who have treated their fever.
As a global company, as long as there is no vaccine, Emirates will have to adapt quickly to changes in advance or to the regression of the pandemic.