Sources in the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said these passengers were travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via different flights. They were subjected to rapid antigen tests four hours before their departure at Karachi airport, which showed they were infected with the coronavirus.

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Subsequently, they were barred from boarding their flights and shifted to quarantine centres.

On Jan 14, eighteen passengers tested positive for COVID-19 after they underwent rapid antigen tests upon their arrival at Karachi airport from Jeddah and Dubai.

Of the affected passengers,16 landed in Karachi via a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-9732 from Jeddah, whereas, the remaining two Covid-positive travellers flew in from Dubai via EK-600.

The Covid-positive travellers included 17 men and a woman who were later moved to their homes for a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Read: NCOC decides revising quarantine policy for inbound passengers

It is noteworthy that the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Jan 12 decided to revise the quarantine policy for inbound passengers. The authorities cancelled their central quarantine policy for inbound passengers and prepared new guidelines for Covid-positive travellers arriving in Pakistan.

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Sarfaraz Ahmad Joins TikTok and Gets a Huge Following in Hours

The former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Sarfaraz Ahmed officially joined TikTok on Thursday. The 2017 Champions Trophy-winning captain now has a verified account on the most popular video-sharing platform, and cricket fans are loving it.

Within hours of joining, PSL’s famed Gladiator had gained more than 20K followers and 800K views on his two videos. His fans are rushing to TikTok to see what he has in store for them and the account is rapidly growing.

He posted the first video with the caption of ‘Adaab Arz Hai’ where he is officially announcing his account on TikTok to cricket fans. The winner of PSL 5 will be posting amazing videos for cricket fans. The video gained more than 400K views.


Ben Dunk Appointed Lahore Qalandars’ Power-Hitting Coach

Lahore Qalandars have appointed the Australian power-hitter, Ben Dunk, as their power-hitting coach for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL)

“Ben Dunk is replacing Phil Salt in a few matches, and he will be our power-hitting coach as well!” the franchise tweeted

Dunk will replace Phil Salt, who will not be available for the first few matches due to national commitments. The 34-year-old will serve as the power-hitting coach when the English batter joins the team in the first week of February.

Dunk, who has been a proven match-winner for the Lahore Qalandars, wasn’t picked in the first round of the PSL 7 draft on 12 December 2021. However, he returned to the franchise in the supplementary draft on 8 January 2022.



5 Things You Must Follow When Driving to Snowy Areas

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Moderate use of brakes, throttle, and steering is key. Drivers should slow down to navigate in poor visibility and grip levels as sudden braking, throttle use, and steering input can cause the vehicle to lose traction and get into an accident