The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India on Tuesday issued a circular and asked for enhanced surveillance on COVID-19 protocols at the Airports.
In the circular issued today the DGCA has said that during the surveillance of some airports, the compliance towards COVID-19 protocols was not found satisfactory.
“Our fight against COVID continues. Advisory issued to all airports to ensure compliance of COVID19 Protocol. People must wear face masks (covering nose & mouth)& maintain social distance. We are moving in direction of punitive action by police against passengers who don’t comply.”Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet.
The DGCA further asked airports that the instructions on Covid-19 protocol from the standpoint of wearing face masks properly, covering nose and mouth, as well as maintaining social distance norms within the airport premises are followed scrupulously.
The aviation regular has also asked all Airport operators to enhance surveillance towards this and explore the possibility of taking punitive action, such as a levy of spot fines following the law, shall also be explored with the local police authorities to serve as a deterrent for violation of Covid-19 protocol.