Monday, February 10, 2020

Coronavirus: DGCA suspends pre-flight alcohol test at Kerala airports

 New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has stopped the pre-flight breathalyzer (BA) test for the aircrew operating out of Kerala''s four airports during the next 15 days in the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak.
The breathalyzer (BA) test measures whether a person is drunk or not.

"The mandatory BA test for flight crew who are operating out of Kerala''s airports has been stopped for the next 15 days in light of coronavirus situation," a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

He, however, added that the crew working in flights departing from any one of Kerala''s four airports - Calicut, Kannur, Trivandrum and Cochin - will compulsorily undergo post-flight BA tests at the next immediate city where they land.

India has so far reported three novel coronavirus cases, all from Kerala. The Indians tested positive for the disease are students who recently returned from China''s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the virus outbreak.
09/02/20 PTI/Outlook

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