As the coronavirus pandemic continues on around the world, Doctors and specialist have continued to search for solutions. Airline companies have been looking for ways to keep passengers and crew safe on board airplanes.
On November 25, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) released new guidelines for the country’s airline industry, which it oversees.
The document, titled Technical Guidelines for Epidemic Prevention and Control for Airlines, Sixth Edition, contains advice about the best hygiene practices to carry out on aircraft and in airports.
But one of those suggestions, that personnel like flight attendants wear disposable diapers so they don’t need to use the bathroom — has raised some eyebrows.A section on PPE advises cabin crew on flights to and from high-risk countries to wear “medical masks, double-layer disposable medical gloves, goggles, disposable hats, disposable protective clothing, and disposable shoe covers.
“The next sentence reads: “It is recommended that cabin crew members wear disposable diapers and avoid using the lavatories barring special circumstances to avoid infection risks.”