ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) banned from January 17 (Monday) on-board meal services in domestic flights to stem the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
The directive is in line with the recommendations of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
“Amid rising Omicron cases across the country, the NCOC bans serving meals/snacks onboard domestic flights and public transport effective from January 17,” the authority said on Twitter.
Amid rising Omicron Covid 19 cases across the country, NCOC bans serving meals/snacks on board domestic flights and public transport effective 17 January. pic.twitter.com/eF1ADBoesX
— PCAAOfficial (@official_pcaa) January 15, 2022
As mounting numbers of cases are detected and evidence suggests the Omicron variant transmits faster than Delta, over three dozen nations have imposed travel restrictions.