Saturday, May 16, 2020

Airport Authority of India issues six-point guideline for passengers as flight operations may resume in lockdown 4.0

As India gears up for the next phase of the lockdown with the further lifting of restrictions, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) issued a six-point guideline on Saturday which focuses on precautions that need to be taken by the passengers once the flight operations resume.

It stated that the passengers need to mandatorily download the Aarogya Setu App-developed by the central government to let users know if they are standing near a person with COVID-19 by scanning a database of known cases of infection.

The other guidelines include-1. wearing a mask and other protective gear, 2. Maintaining 4 feet physical distance from other co-passengers, 3. Washing, and sanitising hands frequently, 4. Doing Web check-in, and carrying a print out of the boarding card.
Moreover, the cabin crew members of Indian airlines will don a completely new attire after flights resume operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic. They will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like face shields, gowns, and masks on commercial passenger flights, according to industry sources.

Keeping in mind the safety of the cabin crew members, Airlines such as IndiGo, Air India, Vistara, and AirAsia India will be providing the requisite safety kits to protect oneself from contracting the virus.

According to news agency PTI, the attire will comprise of a red-colored full-body suit consisting of a face shield and a face mask.
16/05/20 DNA
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