Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand says airlines must ensures to follow health and safety protocals as the country has seen a 3rd wave of the Coronavirus. Its the third time the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand have introduced restrictions on in-flight services since airlines were grounded in April 2020.

The authority says new guidelines to take effect from today onwards:

  • Food and drinks cannot be served or consumed on-board. Crews may offer drinking water to passengers in making social distancing.
  • Passengers are required to wear masks at all times during the flight, while using hand sanitiser and washing hands time to time.
  • Newspapers, magazines, or brochures provided on board are prohibited except for safety cards.
  • Maintaining social distancing practises on passenger services at all levels of operations, from check-in and boarding and disembarking.
  • Flights longer than 90 minutes must set aside seats in the last 2 rows in case someone falls sick on board.
  • Pilots are required to wear masks, while all cabin crew must wear both masks and gloves at all times when on duty.

Yesterday, Thailand has reported 965 people as infected with Covid-19 in the 24 hours. The daily total is the first drop in daily numbers for 13 days. 28,288 people have fully recovered for coronavirus. The total deaths remains at 97 people since the start of the pandemic in Thailand. 6,190 people remain under hospital care or are being monitored accordingly. 654 of today’s cases are local community infections.

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