More signs coronavirus is on its way out in Pakistan
CAA lifts facemask condition on international and domestic flights: Pakistan posts 39 cases one fatality with positivity ratio plunging to 0.39%
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As the world is going back to normal with ease in travel restrictions, there are more signs that the coronavirus pandemic is on its way out in Pakistan as well because the authorities have also lifted the mandatory facemask condition on international and domestic flights.
As the Covid-19 infections and fatalities dropped drastically, Pakistan government is also taking gradual steps towards normality.
As the far as the figures of the last 24 hours (Saturday) were concerned, Pakistan has reported 39 more coronavirus infections and one fatality, showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Sunday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to NIH data, the death toll in the country edged up to 30,619 while the number of total infections now stood at 1,572,712 after adding the fresh 39 cases.
During the last 24 hours (Saturday), 10,371 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio plunged to 0.38 percent. The number of patients in critical care was recorded at 46.
COVID-19 Statistics 02 October 2022— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) October 2, 2022
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 10,371
Positive Cases: 39
Positivity %: 0.38%
Patients on Critical Care: 46
Facemasks not required on flights
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued an advisory to all airlines and travel agents that wearing facemask is no more mandatory on board flights after the NCOC recommendations that pandemic-related restrictions should be eased following the decline in Covid-19 cases across the country.
"Facemask wearing is no longer a mandatory requirement for passengers on domestic and international flights. However, it is still preferable," according to a NCOC release.
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson said the airline will follow the CAA travel advisory. "Well instructions would be compiled as soon as Pakistan CAA issues an advisory in view of above-mentioned directives," the spokesperson said while referring to the NCOC directive.