PESHAWAR – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Advisor on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir said that 81,824 passengers had arrived at Bacha Khan Peshawar International Airport with 478 regular flights that were routinely screened for the coronavirus virus.
He said this while giving briefings to the media at the Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport flight operation here on Friday.
Counselors visited the airport on special instructions from Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and reviewed arrangements regarding the corona.
He said that a total of 4675 passengers arrived with 23 special flights between April 15 and May 28. On special flights, 727 people tested positive for the corona virus, of which 246 were from other provinces while 481 were residents of KP.
Immigrants from Dubai, Malaysia and other countries continue to arrive.
On this occasion, Ajmal Wazir said that 15 doctors, 8 nurses and 24 paramedical staff from the health department were deployed at the airport to carry out their duties at all times. He said that all government guidelines were being applied at the airport. He informed that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to repatriate Pakistanis overseas from the province where the flight operation began.
Speaking about the recent plane crash in Karachi, he said that the whole country was saddened by the accident and a transparent investigation was being carried out and added that the report would be published as soon as the investigation was complete.
When talking about lockdowns, Ajmal Wazir said people should be protected from the corona virus in any case adding the government had loosened the locks given the problems faced by the working class.
Respecting the services of doctors, medical staff and other frontline workers, the Advisor said that despite the lack of resources, the services provided by doctors and medical staff were appreciated
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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan said that like in other parts of the country, new COVID-19 cases are increasing day by day in the province as well; and urges people to strictly follow precautions to keep themselves and others safe from viruses.
In a statement issued here, the chief minister appealed to the public to be aware of the sensitivity of this problem and to be careful in their daily problems and social behavior.
He advised residents to limit themselves in their homes, avoid crowds in markets and other public places and strictly follow the principles of social distance.
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