Special flights have brought back 4,675 Pakistanis to Peshawar so far, said Adviser to KP CM Ajmal Wazir.
From April 15 to May 28, 23 flights landed at the Peshawar airport. Seven hundred and twenty-seven passengers tested positive for COVID-19, of these 481 were from KP, while 246 were from other provinces, he said while speaking to the media during a visit to the airport on Friday. Twenty-one flights came from Gulf states, one from Sudan and one from Malaysia.
The adviser shared that 55 health workers, including 16 doctors, are present at the airport for the convenience of passengers. The Civil Aviation Authority has posted 10 health workers too. More than 1,800 people are screened at the airport every day, he added.
He said that Pakistanis stuck in Afghanistan have been brought back via the Torkham Border. We have set up a proper mechanism for them, he said. “We have established quarantine centres where they were screened and then those who tested positive were shifted to isolation centres and ICUs,” he added.
KP has reported 8,842 known cases of the novel coronavirus so far with 432 fatalities.