Two PIA pilots test positive for coronavirus

Government of Punjab’s Health Ministry announced that two pilots working for Pakistan’s national carrier, PIA have tested positive for novel coronavirus.
According to details, both Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots were screened after flying special flights to Canada with Pakistani origin Canadian nationals.
The results of the screening came out positive and both pilots were declared infected.
The pilots were stuck in Canada for a few days with five others and were unable to fly back to Pakistan amidst the suspension of global airspace due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The infected pilots have been shifted to isolated quarantine center of a nearby private hospital where they are being administered the necessary treatment.
Read more: Govt decides to implement new SOPs for int’l arrivals at airports
Remember, Government of Pakistan has decided to implement new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for airports at international arrivals in order to improve measures for containing coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday.
Under the SOPs, all persons will be screened as per practice upon arrival of international flights. It also read, “The swab sample shall not, however, be collected at the airport.”

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