Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has cancelled all international flights.

The national carrier said the flight ban would be effective at 8PM today (Saturday) until March 28.

The government of Pakistan has suspended all international flights until April 4 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

An announcement made today read, "PIA is cancelling all its international flights in accordance with the directives of Government of Pakistan effective from 8 PM 21 Mar 2020 till 28 Mar 2020. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. For more information & reservation changes contact 111-786-786."