DGCA Orders Airlines, Airports to Take Specific Measures to Combat Coronavirus

The aviation regulator mentioned that airports and airways should make certain that every plane returning from South Korea, Japan and Italy is subjected to disinfection procedure earlier than the boarding starts for the following flight at the aircraft.

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Updated:March 3, 2020, 8:29 PM IST

DGCA Orders Airlines, Airports to Take Specific Measures to Combat Coronavirus
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As coronavirus circumstances unfold around the nation, the DGCA on Tuesday requested airways and airports to take explicit measures corresponding to offering protecting gears like surgical mask and gloves to staff individuals and passengers and having a couple of hand sanitising issues in terminals.

The aviation regulator mentioned that airports and airways should make certain that every plane returning from South Korea, Japan and Italy is subjected to disinfection procedure earlier than the boarding starts for the following flight at the aircraft.

“All floor dealing with group of workers getting into inbound and outbound world flights will likely be supplied with workforce protecting equipments (PPEs) and such PPEs will likely be disposed of in a suitable way after every flight,” the DGCA round mentioned.

PPEs stand for protecting gears like surgical mask, gloves, disposable shoe covers, it mentioned.

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