In an attempt to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the government on Thursday suspended all types of flights, including domestic and chartered flights in the country until April 2.

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According to the spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), all domestic, chartered and private flights will be suspended; however, cargo and flights with special permit cards are exempt from the ban.

Previously, the Pakistani government suspended international flight operations for two weeks to stop the spread of the virus.

The decision was made after Pakistan reported eight deaths from new coronaviruses, while the total number of cases increased to 1,102, as 417 patients tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 131 in Baluchistan, 323 in Punjab, 121 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 84 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 25 in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.

The total number of patients who have recovered is 21.