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Karachi Airport Hotel to be Used as Quarantine

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PIA CEO orders to convert Karachi airport hotel into quarantine centre
Salah Uddin On Mar 20, 2020
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KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arshad Malik on Friday ordered to convert Karachi airport hotel into quarantine centre in the fight against novel coronavirus, ARY News reported.

As per details, the PIA CEO ordered after NDMA requested to made quarantine centre at PIA airport hotel adjacent to Jinnah International Airport for the coronavirus patients arriving from abroad.

The move comes after Pakistan reported its third coronavirus death and surge in the cases of COVID-19.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday had asked provinces to convert all 3-4 star hotels in to quarantine centres in fight against COVID-19.

According to sources, the NDMA had written a letter to the federal interior secretary and all four provincial chief secretaries in this regard.

In the letter, the NDMA has said it is necessary to take preventative measures against the coronavirus as per the WHO guidelines.

Pakistan on Friday reported its third coronavirus death as 77-year-old patient passed away in Karachi due to COVID-19, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho confirmed.

Sindh health minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho in a video statement said the patient was a cancer survivor and had diabetes and hypertension but did not have any travel history.

Gilgit-Baltistan reported new cases of the novel coronavirus today, pushing the total number of COVID-19 patients to 462 in Pakistan.

There are 245 confirmed cases in Sindh, Balochistan 81, Punjab 80, K-P 23, Gilgit-Baltistan 21, Islamabad five and Azad Jammu and Kashmir one.


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Airport Hotel website: https://www.airporthotel.com.pk/

Airport Hotel owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) subsidiary Skyrooms.

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Airport Hotel as quarantine will be available in next three to four days, said Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at a press conference today.

PIA and NDMA have joined hands to convert Airport Hotel into a quarantine, he said.

A thirty-four room zone/block will be used as quarantine. The quarantine zone will be separated from other zones/areas of the hotel.

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Karachi, March 20, 2020: PIA has arranged to provide a separate Zone at Airport Hotel Karachi to be used as quarantine by NDMA in view of Covid-19 spread and its prevention.

CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik on the request of NDMA and Government of Pakistan has approved and allocated a separate Zone consisting of 34 rooms at PIA Airport Hotel Karachi for quarantine purposes to NDMA.

This Zone is a completely separate unit consisting of 34 rooms . This Zone is not connected with the rest of the Hotel and has a separate Entrance, Dining facility, Reception and Security system.

PIA will provide maximum support and assistance to the people of Pakistan in whatever way it can said CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

Source: PIA Press Release
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