Friday, May 28, 2021

More than 70% staff at Trichy airport take jab

Trichy: Trichy International Airport has vaccinated more than 70% of its staff over the last few weeks at the vaccination drives conducted there.

While Trichy being one among the nine districts registering daily cases in four digits, the airport authorities are planning to make the airport safe for the air passengers.

International passengers are allowed only if they carry a test negative report. No such strict norms are there for the domestic passengers though there are precautionary measures. Though vaccination isn’t mandatory, the airport authorities have been encouraging their staff to get vaccinated.

Airport director S Dharmaraj said that they have conducted six vaccination drives on the airport premises for the staff. Around 83% of the employees of the Airport Authority of India have been vaccinated. About 69% of the stakeholders including flight operators and 68% staff in the project side were also vaccinated, he said adding that he is hopeful of achieving 100% vaccination in the next few days.

28/05/21 Sampath Kumar/Times of India

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