The Government of Pakistan decided to suspend all types of domestic flight operations at all airports across the country with effect from 6 pm on March 26 in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The decision to halt domestic flight operations came three days after suspension of international flights to the country.

“The Government of Pakistan after due consultation with all airline operators has decided to suspended all types of domestic scheduled/non-scheduled chartered and private aircraft passenger flight operations with effect from Thursday, March 26,” read a NOTAM issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

“The only exemption to the above would be cargo and special flights subject to necessary clearance,” it added.

Earlier, on March 21, the federal government had suspended all international flights coming into Pakistan for two weeks. All incoming international flights were suspended for two weeks with effect 8 pm Saturday