Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has explained why social distancing is not observed in aircraft following the resumption of flights amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister who spoke as he embarked on a simulation return flight to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano to assess the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights, said the cabin is safer than any hospital theatre because of the purifying procedures air circulated within the cabin goes through.
Sirika added that the non-adherence to physical distancing was responsible for the ‘affordable’ ticket fare.
“Because of the nature of the airplane, the airplane is hygienic enough once you have your mask, you are safe to remain seated on your seat and where possible, we will keep the distance.
“Airplanes are designed in such a way that the ambient air at altitudes is clean. It is not contaminated. The air is dropped in the aircrafts, pressurised and because of…
Source: Linda Ikeji