Emirates on Wednesday suspended scheduled passenger services from Pakistan after certain passengers were tested positive for coronavirus.
However, the Dubai-based carrier said it will continue cargo and repatriation flights to Pakistan as per the announced schedule and is working hard to resume service as soon as possible.
Reports said 26 passengers had tested positive for coronavirus on Emirates flight to Hong Kong on June 20. Those passengers had travelled from Pakistan and transited through Dubai airport and then boarded the second Emirates flight to Hong Kong.
Emirates had resumed scheduled service to three Pakistani cities Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to bring back stranded UAE residents after travel restrictions were by the UAE and Pakistan authorities.