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DGCA issues new guidelines, wearing masks become compulsory for air travellers

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Amidst the rising cases of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic in various states, masks have become compulsory on flights. The DGCA on Wednesday issued new guidelines regarding the safety of passengers.

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Those who avoid it can be called unruly. The DGCA further added that passengers who don’t wear masks will be removed from the aircraft before departure. The CISF personnel will check the people’s masks.

The new DGCA rule came days after the Delhi High Court ordered the civil aviation ministry to take tough action against passengers who refuse to comply with Covid safety measures.

In its order of June 3, the court called for severe action, observing that the pandemic is not over. If the passenger refuses to follow protocol despite reminders, action should be taken under health ministry or DGCA guidelines.

The court said they can be physically removed, put on a “no-fly” list, or be handed over to security agencies for further action.

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“The issuance of said order, in our view, is the right step since the pandemic has not decreased and is spreading its ugly legs again,” the court said

 

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