New Delhi , June 8 : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today , June 8 directed airports and airlines to ensure that strict COVID-19 protocol, including wearing a face mask at all time, is followed across the country.
The DGCA has asked airports and airlines to treat passengers refusing to wear masks or violating COVID-19 protocol as “Unruly Passengers”.
The Indian aviation regulator in a notification asked airlines and airports to ensure that all passengers are wearing a face mask properly throughout their journey and to also ensure proper sanitization of airports and planes.
It also asked Central Industrial Security Force and other Police personnel to ensure that no one is allowed inside airports without wearing a face mask.
Airlines and airports have to provide hand sanitizers to passengers at prominent places, according to the regulator.
Meanwhile ,an upward trend in new Covid-19 cases continued in India on Wednesday, with the country recording 5,233 new cases over the last 24 hours. With this, active cases rose to 28,857. Daily coronavirus infections in India were recorded above 5,000 after 93 days taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 4,31,90,282.
Mumbai on Tuesday reported 1,242 new coronavirus infections, almost double the previous day’s count, but no pandemic-related death, said the civic body Brihanmumbai Mumbai Corporation (BMC). Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 450 fresh Covid cases and one more death, while the positivity rate declined to 1.92 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here on Tuesday. With this, the national capital’s Covid-19 case tally increased to 19,09,427, while the death toll stood at 26,213.
( With PIB inputs )