Coronavirus crisis | Bengaluru International Airport takes measures to make air travel contactless
Measures to prevent and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus is being intensified at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru in a bid to make air travel contactless. The airport has now launched several features among which include contact-less self-check-in kiosks, non-intrusive thermal cameras, self bag drop facility to name a few.
Earlier, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) had issued a statement saying it will make sure that sanitisation of taxis are done regularly while screening is carried out on all drivers before they embark on every new trip as a preventive measure to eradicate any chances of the spread of the COVID-19 infection. BIAL said, "Drivers have been instructed to maintain a safe distance. They will be encouraged to use hand sanitiser and face masks to make the car a safe space. Able-bodied passengers are advised to load their luggage into the car without the driver’s assistance. For elderly citizens and passengers with reduced mobility, drivers will assist while following hygiene measures,".
The practice of wearing a face mask has been made mandatory across the nation and the same applies to both the driver and the passengers traveling to and from the Bengaluru Airport. Karnataka's overall coronavirus positive cases count has gone up to 3,408 after 187 new cases were recorded on Monday. So far, 52 people in the state have succumbed to the fatal disease while over 1,400 people have been discharged after recovery.
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