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All aircraft must be disinfected at least once in 24 hours: DGCA tells carriers

All aircraft must be equipped with hand sanitizers placed in common areas like lavatories and galleys

Civil aviation regulator DGCA directed carriers that all aircraft must be deep-cleaned and disinfected at least once in 24 hours. The directive comes at a time when coronavirus is spreading across the world.

All aircraft must be equipped with hand sanitizers placed in common areas like lavatories and galleys, Directorate General of Civil Aviation told the carriers.

DGCA further directed carriers that all aircraft must have at least one "universal precaution kit" to protect crew who will handle suspected coronavirus cases.

DGCA on Tuesday also issued a notification directing all airlines not to allow passengers from coronavirus-affected countries prohibited by the government to board the plane.

According to additional advisory which is issued in accordance with the instructions of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it has been made mandatory for passengers coming from/transiting through to undergo compulsory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days.

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