Air transportation of virus infected bodies allowed

Bureau Report

KARACHI: The government on Wednesday allowed air transportation of Covid-19 infected bodies so as to bring back to the country the bodies of Pakistanis who died of the coronavirus abroad. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the purpose.
The SOPs will come into immediate effect with instructions for all airline operators/authorized flight permission agents/charter operators/ground handlers to fully adhere to the guidelines during transportation of bodies, according to a notification put out by the authority.
It said transportation of Covid-19 infected bodies from Pakistan to foreign destinations shall be governed by the policy of that country, while transportation of bodies within Pakistan shall be governed by specific guidelines issued by the Ministry of National Health Services.