Tuesday, June 09, 2020

SpiceJet pilot tests corona positive

New Delhi: SpiceJet pilot has tested corona positive and the airline has quarantined all crew and staff who came in direct contact with him.
“One of our colleagues, a first officer, has tested positive for COVID-19. The first officer had been tested as part of SpiceJet’s internal medical testing for crew on June 5. The test report came on June 7. The pilot had last operated a flight on June 3, 2020,” said a SpiceJet spokesperson.
“All crew and staff who had been in direct contact with the pilot have been asked to self-quarantine by staying at home for the next two weeks. All measures are being taken to provide appropriate medical care to the pilot,” he added.
“SpiceJet has been strictly adhering to all SoPs and social distancing norms laid down by the government. All passengers are being provided face masks, face shields and sanitisers by the airline and the operating crew has been taking all necessary precautions and wearing Personal Protective Equipment to ensure a clean and sanitised flying experience. SpiceJet has implemented the best-in-class cleaning procedures on all its aircraft in addition to disinfecting customer touch points and surfaces before every flight. The cleaning procedure for flights includes a thorough wipe down using an effective, high-grade, Boeing-approved disinfectant across aircraft interiors including the places customers touch most – the tray tables, seat covers, armrests, seatbelts, window shades and lavatories and their knobs,” the airline said.
09/06/20 Times of India

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