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Pakistan extends coronavirus ban on flights from UK and South Africa

Associated Press Reporters

Pakistan’s civil aviation authority has extended restrictions on travel from the UK, South Africa and some other countries until March 14 to avoid the spread of more contagious new coronavirus variants.

The measures were imposed in January after other countries also applied restrictions on travel from Britain and South Africa.

Later Pakistan also imposed similar restrictions on travel from Portugal, the Netherlands, Tanzania, Botswana, Colombia, Comoros, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Zambia, Brazil and Mozambique. These restrictions are also to remain until March 14.

The latest development comes as Pakistan reported 42 additional deaths, increasing the country’s overall Covid-19 toll to 12,938. The country reported 1,163 new cases.

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