DGCA Issues Circular To Enhance Surveillance For Covid-19 Protocols At Airports

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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.

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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.


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