Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Aviation Division. Decision announced by Secretary of Aviation Abdul Sattar Khokhar.
Overview: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority halts flights to and from China until Sunday, February 2.
Full details here: https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/310126/pakistan-officials-cancel-all-flights-to-mainland-china-due-to-novel-coronavirus-as-of-january-31
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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, No justification given
Evidence/Justification: Secretary of Aviation Abdul Sattar Khokhar declined to give a reason for temporary suspension of flights to and from China. However, the action was likely taken as a precautionary measure given reports of a virus outbreak in parts of China, including related fatalities.