Flight attendants ought to put on disposable diapers whereas within the air to keep away from having to make use of pathogen-riddled airplane bathrooms, China’s civil aviation physique has instructed in a seemingly excessive transfer to battle Covid-19 onboard.
“It’s endorsed that the cabin crew put on disposable diapers and keep away from utilizing the bathroom barring particular circumstances, to keep away from an infection threat,” the tips from the Civil Aviation Administration of China learn.
The weird suggestion is sandwiched amongst extra typical pandemic-related suggestions, comparable to a requirement that cabin crew be supplied with medical-grade face masks, disposable rubber gloves and protecting clothes together with shoe covers.
The doc, titled Technical Tips for Epidemic Prevention and Management for Airways, Sixth Version, was printed late final month in Chinese language, however solely got here to the eye of English-language media on Thursday.
Flight attendants are additionally suggested to handle passengers’ restroom use “in an orderly method,” with an order to ban them from gathering outdoors the bathroom to attend for a emptiness. One bathroom is to be put aside for quarantined personnel, whereas the primary class bathroom is for flight crew.
Airline personnel are suggested to observe the psychological well being of their cabin crews, with “full consideration” given to “psychological state, character traits, present household life stress.”
Whereas airline bogs are notoriously disgusting, scientists are engaged on the issue. Japan’s ANA airline has devised a no-touch door for on-board bathrooms, whereas Boeing has utilized for a patent on a self-cleaning bathroom that makes use of ultraviolet mild to nuke germs in between makes use of.
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