Eight passengers from Saudi Arabia check constructive at Karachi airport

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All of them have been deported from Saudi Arabia and have been examined for COVID-19 upon arrival on the airport.

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December 24, 2021

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KARACHI: At least eight passengers who arrived from Saudi Arabia have examined constructive for coronavirus at Jinnah International airport, aviation authorities confirmed on Friday.

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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) stated that each one of them have been deported from the dominion and have been screened utilizing Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19 upon arrival on the airport.

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The CAA stated that the contaminated people have been shifted to a quarantine facility in Korangi managed by the Sindh Health Department.

In a parallel growth, sources informed Geo News that  28 passengers to have arrived from Category C international locations have been despatched to quarantine amenities.

Of the 28, 27 have been from Mozambique and one from South Africa.

Travellers to arrive from Category C international locations should quarantine for 3 days, as per the federal government’s set protocols.

Earlier this month, Pakistan tightened travel restrictions amid the Omicron menace that has unfold to nearly 100 international locations world wide.

According to the brand new directives, travellers from Category A international locations, that additionally consists of Saudi Arabia, must be 100% vaccinated and all passengers aged six and above (locals/foreigners) are required to be in possession of a unfavorable PCR check report (max 48 hours previous) earlier than boarding.

However, deportees are exempt from the PCR check/report requirement.

The NCOC has additionally imposed a restriction of 100% speedy antigen checks on arrival for transit flights arriving through Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar to protect in opposition to the entry of Omicron variant by way of oblique flights.

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