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No social distancing aboard aircraft in line with IATA guidelines - Wee

CORONAVIRUS | The decision to do away with social distancing on board aircraft was made after taking into account international standards and guidelines of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong.

Malaysia was previously among the countries that carried out social distancing aboard aircraft during the Covid-19 pandemic, while there were countries that carried it out conditionally at a distance of less than one metre, he said.

According to Wee (above), the IATA guidelines do not require social distancing but state clear procedures to do such as health screenings including taking body temperature, wearing mouth and nose masks and procedures the crew needed to perform before and...

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