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Pakistan revises travel advisory for domestic flights amid Covid-19 surge

12:11 PM | 27 Jun, 2022
Pakistan revises travel advisory for domestic flights amid Covid-19 surge
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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has revised travel advisory for passengers of all domestic flights in a bid to control the spread of novel coronavirus.

The top aviation authority has made it mandatory for passengers to use face masks during the flight. It has directed all relevant authorities to strictly implement the new policy while other SOPs for domestic flights will remain unchanged.

Pakistan continues to witness upward trajectory in Covid-19 cases as 382 new cases were reported in last 24 hours, with positivity ratio surging to 2.85 percent.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) in its update on Monday said that two deaths were reported due to infection as overall is 30,390. The tally of total cases has surged to 1,534,270.

The number of patients in critical care was recorded 87. Pakistan conducted a total of 13,412 tests in the last 24 hours. Around 267 patients have recovered from the contagious virus in last 24 hours and the total recoveries stood at 1,499,248.

As many as 579,530 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Sindh, 508,112 in Punjab, 219,937 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 136,028 in Islamabad, 35,525 in Balochistan, 43,379 in Azad Kashmir, and 11,759 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The situation in Sindh’s capital city of Karachi continues to worse as the positivity ratio has surged to 22.65%. 

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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