A health worker checks the temperature of a passenger at Karachi airport. File
Gulf Today Reporter
Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a new travel advisory, under which it has reduced the number of countries from where passengers will be allowed to enter without a coronavirus test.
The latest travel advisory issued on Satuday, which will be valid from Nov.6 till Dec.31, divides international travellers into two categories, Geo News reported.
Passengers under category A will not need a negative COVID-19 test, while those in category B will be required to undergo coronavirus screening 96 hours prior to boarding a flight to Pakistan.
Amid the recent resurgences in several countries, the nations under in category A has been reduced from 30 to 22.
These include Singapore, China, Cuba, Estonia, Japan, Ghana, Norway, Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and Sri Lanka.
The new advisory requires airlines to ensure the coronavirus SOPs are followed and has made it mandatory for passengers to fill out the health declaration form.
Meanwhile, the NCOC on Saturday urged citizens help to report violations of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) imposed against the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to avoid a second wave.
“With the arrival of second wave and continued wide scale violation of the SOPs, the NCOC has decided to seek citizens help for SOP compliance,” Geo News quoted NCOC chairman and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar as saying in a tweet.
Pakistan reported 807 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, which increased the country’s total infection tally to 332,993.
The NCOC said 11 people succumbed to the virus in hospitals during this period, while 539 patients recovered.
Yet another doctor succumbed to the coronavirus in Peshawar on Saturday.
In a statement, the Provincial Doctors Association (PDA) said Dr Sultan Zeb — associate dean at the Khyber College of Dentistry — had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC).
Expressing grief at his demise, the association said Dr Zeb’s contributions to the field of medicine would be remembered. The statement added that his funeral would take place in Buner.
Victorya Matevossian disclosed that Dubai is one of the safest destinations for travellers in world, adding that around 70% of Armenian tourists have travelled to the ‘City of Wonders’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the ban, fearing hospitals will be overwhelmed as they were in June if people do not act responsibly.
These workers carry out different types of work including plantation of saplings, the establishment of nurseries and protection of tree cover from deforestation and fire incidents. It also showed that the federal government is also in a process to get a loan from foreign donor agencies that would be utilised to initiate other Clean and Green projects in Pakistan.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Sheikh Mohammed exchanged cordial conversations with Simonyte about the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to advance economic relations towards a new stage that achieves the interests of the two countries and their development aspirations in various fields of common interest, foremost of which are the sectors of advanced technology, innovation, and renewable energy.
This was announced by the Seismology Department of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which monitors earthquake activities in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during the visit by his sons, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.