Pakistan on Saturday said the new coronavirus has caused over $15 million loss to its state-run airlines and aviation industry due to suspension of flight operations.

In a video statement, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, the federal minister for aviation, said the coronavirus has caused immense losses to the aviation industry around the world, including Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the country.

“During the last one month, PIA lost 1.2 billion rupees ($7.6 million) due to suspension of flights to different countries,” Khan said.

The Civil Aviation Authority has also lost 1.2 billion rupees ($7.6 million)

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