PESHAWAR: Twenty-eight passengers from Bahrain tested positive for coronavirus at the Bacha Khan International Airport on Tuesday.
The development is a worrying one as Pakistan, like many countries around the world, continues to grapple with the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The total caseload in the country has crossed 850,000 cases.
The airport’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Obaid-ur-Rehman Abbasi said rapid antigen tests were conducted on 130 passengers who arrived at the airport from Bahrain.
“The passengers who tested positive for the virus have been handed over to the district administration,” he said, adding that various areas of the airport had also been disinfected after the development.
A day earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revoked a private airline’s flight permit flying from Dubai to Peshawar over violations of the government’s mandated coronavirus protocols.