Emirates has suspended flights from Pakistan after passengers who transited through Dubai tested positive for Covid-19.
The decision was taken after 26 people on board a flight from Pakistan to Hong Kong via Dubai were found to have the virus.
The airline said it was committed to serving its customers in Pakistan and is “working hard to resume services as soon as possible”.
“Following the announcement of positive Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong relating to a number of passengers on our flights who began their journeys in Pakistan, Emirates has taken the decision to temporarily suspend passenger services from Pakistan, from 24 June,” said a spokeswoman for the airline.
“We are co-ordinating closely with the various authorities and will review and implement any required additional measures to satisfy all parties before we resume services from Pakistan.”
The spokeswoman said the health and safety of the airline’s crew, customers and communities remains its top priority.