Authorities directed to ensure strict implementation of the COVID screening amid new variants

Islamabad: The Border Health Services of Pakistan has directed authorities at all international airports to ensure strict implementation of the Covid screening of inbound passengers amid rising cases of new variants in parts of the world.

In a letter dated Dec 28, the department said that passengers travelling to Pakistan from foreign countries should be strictly monitored at all airports.

“The undersigned has already issued instructions to the all the respective incharges /POE focal persons for maintaining a heightened level of awareness and alert for the rapid identification, detection and isolation of any the potential cases to prevent further transmission as a part of effective control and prevention measures,” the letter reads.