Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Cial prepares action plan

Kochi: Kochi: The Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) is making elaborate arrangements to receive thousands of Malayalis who will be landing in Kochi in the coming weeks. Phase one of the evacuation begins on Thursday, and a total of 10 flights will reach Kochi from different countries, mostly the Gulf and Southeast Asia, till May 13 with around 2,150 passengers.

Cial will handle the largest number of evacuees compared with Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode airports.
The Centre is making extensive preparations to implement the evacuation standard operation procedure in keeping with its Covid-19 health protocol. Health screening will be mandatory for all passengers and the symptomatic will be shifted to hospitals in special ambulances. Others will be shifted to quarantine facilities. Also, instead of passengers filling up forms on arrival, their details and declarations will be stored in computers to avoid physical contact. Also, fibre-glass panels will shield officials at immigration counters and queuing areas from direct contact with passengers.
06/05/20 Times of India

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