Travelers checks on planes in India have been stepped up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced a two-day travel advisory in three cities in the state of Andhra Pradesh to alert travellers about the coronovirus and prevent the spread of the virus.
The DGCA has also asked airlines to report the travel status of their passengers to the ministry of health.DGACO also issued a statement on Thursday urging airlines to ensure that their passengers have not been exposed to the virus, while also saying that passengers with contact with any person who has been infected should be isolated and treated as soon as possible.
“This includes all persons with any possible contact with anyone who has come into contact with someone who has contracted the virus and/or who has developed symptoms,” DGACO said.DIGA spokesman Jeevan Kumar said that the DGACA has also been asking airlines to submit travel status reports of their flights.”DIGCA has received over 4,500 travel status requests so far.
It has already conducted over 2,200 inspections of all air and sea airports across the country.
DIGCA is also looking into whether additional security measures can be taken at airports across Andhra.”
Kumar said the government has already taken steps to stop the spread and has started working on measures to prevent the spreading of the pandemic, but there is still a long way to go.
“We have already started working with airlines on security measures.
We will be coordinating with them to ensure the safety of our citizens and the airline will get a clear picture of what precautions are being taken to prevent any possible spread of this virus,” he said.