Wearing masks not mandatory anymore in flights
New Delhi, Nov 16: Keeping in view the declining cases of Covid-19 in the country, the government on Wednesday removed mandatory requirement to wear masks in flights.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the decision has been taken following a review meeting on the issue with the Ministry of Health.
“The matter, regarding the requirement for mandatory use of masks or face covers during air travel, has been reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
“In line with the Government of India’s policy of graded approach of Covid-19 management response, the in-flight announcements henceforth may only mention that in view of the threat posed by Covid-19, all passengers should preferably use mask/face covers,” the Ministry said in an office memorandum.
The Ministry said that any reference of fine need not be announced with regard to use of masks. “Any specific reference to fine/penal action need not be announced as part of the in-flight announcements. Hence, consolidated Covid-19 instructions for domestic and international air travel issued for passengers, airport operators and airlines issued vide order dated May 10, 2022 stands modified to that extent,” it said.
In June this year, the airlines were asked to ensure that all passengers wear face masks properly and continue to wear the mask throughout the journey and masks could be removed under exceptional circumstances and for permitted reasons only.
Next Story :
YSRTP President, Y.S. Sharmila asked whether BRS President and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao did anything for the state after being the Chief Minister for nine years.
Another sensation in the Delhi Liquor Scam, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, TRS MLC Kavitha and daughter of BRS President and Chief Minister of Telangana K.Chandrasekhar Rao and YSRCP MP Magenta have been named in the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED’s) second charge sheet related to the Delhi Liquor scam.
Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is offering admission in Part time Doctoral programs in Sponsored Self-financing Mode at the Hyderabad campus. The last date for online submission of application forms is February 17, 2023.
Reacting to the YSRTP President, Y.S Sharmila sending a shoe to the BRS President and Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao, the Narampet MLA Peddi Sudarshan Reddy has questioned whether Sharmila has started a new shoe company.
The Supreme Court dismissed a plea that had sought to restrict a candidate from contesting the election for the same office from more than one constituency simultaneously, saying it is a matter of “Legislative Policy”.
Now you can get latest stories from Indtoday on Telegram everyday. Click the link to subscribe. Click to follow Indtoday Facebook page and Twitter and on Instagram. For all the latest Hyderabad News updates