As the Covid pandemic furies on, transportation authorities around the globe have been searching for approaches to protect travelers and group on board planes.
On November 25, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) delivered new rules for the nation’s carrier industry, which it directs.
The report, named Technical Guidelines for Epidemic Prevention and Control for Airlines, Sixth Edition, contains counsel about the best cleanliness practices to complete on airplane and in air terminals.
However, one of those proposals — that faculty like airline stewards wear expendable diapers so they don’t have to utilize the washroom — has caused a stir.
A segment on PPE prompts lodge team on trips to and from high-hazard nations to wear “clinical covers, twofold layer expendable clinical gloves, goggles, dispensable caps, dispensable defensive dress, and dispensable shoe covers.”
The following sentence peruses: “It is suggested that lodge team individuals wear expendable diapers and abstain from utilizing the toilets notwithstanding uncommon conditions to dodge disease hazards.”
While such advice may seem dramatic, it’s no secret that lavatories can be the germiest place on an airplane.
In August, a woman traveling from Italy to South Korea contracted coronavirus during her trip, and a visit to the bathroom — the only place where she didn’t wear an N95 mask — was named as the possible source of her infection.
Airplane bathroom design was already a hot topic before Covid-19, but the pandemic has focused efforts to come up with new solutions.
Japanese airline ANA announced earlier this year that it was testing out a prototype of a new hands-free lavatory door.
Meanwhile, Boeing successfully applied for a patent on a “self-cleaning lavatory” that would use UV light to clean 99.9% of bathroom germs after every use