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Pakistan halts flights to and from China Because coronavirus death toll Climbs

Pakistan on Friday stopped flights to and from China with immediate impact, a civil aviation official said, as the death toll from a virus epidemic spreading in China mounted along with the World Health Organization predicted it a global medical crisis.

“We’re suspending flights into China before Feb 2,” further secretary of aviation Abdul Sattar Khokhar told Reuters by telephone including the situation could be assessed after that date.

He declined to comment on the reason behind the closure.

Some airlines such as British Airways, have suspended flights into China because of warnings of this coronavirus outbreak.