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Coronavirus scare: Air India cuts flights, IndiGo's crew under observation

The civil aviation regulator has issued instructions to disinfect aircraft and come up with safety precautions to prevent spread of the virus

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A woman has her temperature checked and her hands disinfected as she enters the Palladium Shopping Center, in Iran on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Air India has cut flights to Italy, Japan and Korea while IndiGo has placed four of its crew members under home observation to check the spread of coronavirus.
 
The civil aviation regulator has issued instructions to disinfect aircraft and come up with safety precautions to prevent spread of the virus. The national carrier’s decision to reduce frequencies comes as the government suspended visas of citizens of the three countries. Earlier, the government had issued an advisory to citizens to avoid non-essential travel to these countries. It expanded health screening at airports to cover passengers arriving from 12 countries.
 

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First Published: Mar 04 2020 | 1:21 AM IST

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