CAA decides to shut Karachi, Sukkur airports from 24th
KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday decided to shut Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and Sukkur Airport for all domestic flights in the wake of imposition of a complete lockdown in Sindh due to coronavirus.
Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and Sukkur Airport will remain closed for all types of domestic incoming/outgoing flight operations with effect from Tuesday (March 24), according to a NOTAM issued by the CAA.
Earlier, on March 21, the federal government had suspended all international flights coming into Pakistan for two weeks.
Read More: In a first, PIA crew member tests positive for coronavirus
All incoming international flights have been suspended for two weeks with effect 8 pm Saturday.
18 more coronavirus cases were detected in Karachi on Sunday, bringing the provincial tally of COVID-19 cases to 333.
The Sindh Health Department said Karachi’s count of COVID-19 positive patients has reached 123.
There are a total of 77 cases of local transmission in the port city so far, it added.
210 cases were detected in pilgrims at the Sukkur quarantine centre, the health officials said.
The Sindh government has declared a province-wide lockdown for 15 days in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Lockdown in Sindh will be effective from midnight, announced Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.