Pakistan International Airlines issued new travel advisory for crew members
KARACHI: Amid the novel coronavirus scare, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has issued a travel advisory for its crew members working on the national flag carrier’s flights to Beijing and Tokyo.
Each cabin crew member has been advised to carry touch-free thermometers and N-95 face masks in line with the directives of Chinese authorities.
The virus outbreak has killed almost 640 people in mainland China and two elsewhere.
Earlier today, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza chaired a meeting to review measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Speaking during the meeting which was also attended by Federal Secretary Health Dr Allah Baksh Malik and armed forces representative Major General Amir Ikram, Dr Zafar Mirza said that National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad received 25 samples of suspected coronavirus patients.