Two PIA Pilots Test Positive for COVID-19

Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots returning from a flight to Toronto have tested positive for Coronavirus. As per the details, routine tests of the crew members were conducted when the flight landed back at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International airport.

As per details, the pilots were part of the PIA’s special flight operations and had returned with Pakistani expatriates stranded in Canada. Upon arrival, passengers and crew members were screened.


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The two pilots showed symptoms and were sent for further testing. The results came positive and they were shifted to isolation wards of a nearby private hospital where they are getting necessary treatment.

The plane that flew for Toronto on first April was stuck for five days. The entire crew of this aircraft was unable to fly back to Pakistan amidst the suspension of flights due to the global coronavirus pandemic.


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Following the World Health Organization (WHO) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Pakistan is quarantining all passengers returning to the country for at least 14 days. Those showing symptoms are kept in isolation and are tested for coronavirus.



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