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Crew getting substandard Covid-19 protective gear in flights: Air India

Air India has been permitted by DGCA to fly special flights to transport test kits, medicines, relief material and Indians coming from abroad or foreigners going to their countries

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Air India crew members are being provided with substandard, ill-fitting and flimsy personal protective equipment (PPE) on special flights being operated during the lockdown, a union of the airline's pilots complained to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

With India under a 21-day lockdown till April 14 to curb the spread of coronavirus, all domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended for this period

However, carriers such as Air India have been permitted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to fly special flights to transport test kits, medicines, relief material and Indians coming from abroad or

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 10:09 AM IST

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