DGCA Strictly Mandates Following Covid Guidelines After Spike In Positive Cases

by Shreya Ghosh
DGCA Strictly Mandates Following Covid Guidelines After Spike In Positive Cases

It is now over 2 years since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world. After so many waves, deaths, and Covid-positive cases, the number took a dip a few months back. But once again, some states of India are witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases. In between this rise, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared that it is now a mandate to follow Covid-19 protocols and make sure to wear the mask inside flights.  Every passenger needs to comply with these DGCA guidelines.

DGCA Strictly Mandates Following Covid Protocols

It is indeed a very scary feeling to see this rise in the number of Covid-19 positive cases. Everything that took a halt is reviving and coming back to normal. And this sudden spike is surely a concern. As the travel industry is also on the way to flourishing like before, it is very important to keep us safe from the crowd inside airports and aircraft. The crowd is immense inside airports these days and it should be our topmost priority to follow the Covid protocols and keep us safe as much as possible.

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Follow Covid Guidelines Or Face Action During Your Journey

DGCA directed every Indian airline to ensure enforcing the Covid protocols strictly. The aviation regulator made it mandatory for the passengers to wear masks properly all the time during their journey. If any passenger does not follow the protocol and guidelines in the airport and inside the aircraft, then DGCA asked the airlines to take action against them.

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Get ready for inspections at any time in airports and flights as they will conduct surprise checks. Another Covid protocol by DGCA states that all the Indian airlines need to confirm that there is proper sensitisation of passengers through various platforms.

On Wednesday, India reported 9,062 Covid-19 positive cases. Also, 36 death from this virus was reported with these positive cases as per the daily bulletin by the Union Health Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. These new Covid-19 infections made the total number of present active cases to 1,05,058 on the last day. The number of deaths related to coronavirus is at 5,27,134.