Corona virus has affected many sectors. Especially with the outbreak of Covid, the previous regulations had to be relaxed and new protocols had to be made available. This is limited to one field..

DGCA: Corona virus has affected many sectors. Especially with the outbreak of Covid, the previous regulations had to be relaxed and new protocols had to be made available. This is not limited to one sector. Almost all offices, educational institutions and government institutions have created new protocols. Also, many reforms were brought in the field of aviation. But as the spread of Corona in the country is decreasing, air travel has returned to normal levels. Due to this, the Central Civil Aviation Authority (DGCA) has taken a crucial decision. The decision was taken to restore breathalyzer tests for flight crew. From October 15 this year, it has issued instructions to conduct these tests for every employee including pilots and cabin crew. Airline crews undergo daily breathalyzer tests to determine whether they have been under the influence of alcohol. Some restrictions have been imposed on this provision after the outbreak of Covid. Only 50 percent of the aircraft crew were breath tested. After that, in the month of May 2021, according to the orders of the Delhi High Court, only six examinations are being conducted per hour. However, this order was modified by the court recently. Apart from this, the DGCA has issued an order to resume the breath analyzer tests as the number of corona cases is decreasing and the number of passengers is increasing.

It has been clarified that breath analyzer test should be conducted for every flight and cabin crew. It suggested that these tests should be conducted in a large, open area and CCTVs should also be installed there. It has been said that the doctors and nurses conducting these tests should first test whether the flight crew have symptoms of corona or not. If any staff member tests positive for Covid, that person will be exempted from breathalyzer test and given leave from duty. The DGCA has directed that records of such cases should be preserved if anyone tests positive for Covid during the breathalyser tests. Equipment used for breath analyzer tests must be sanitized. It has been said that the airlines and airports are giving a deadline till October 15 to make the necessary arrangements for these tests.

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