Covid-19: Why Social Distancing Is Not Observed In Aircraft – Minister Reveals

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The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siriki, has revealed why social distancing is not observed in aircraft.

This revelation was made by the Minister after 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.

The avaition minister 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.

He said;“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 pressurization, the temperature of the air goes up to 200 degrees which is twice boiling water and there is no bacteria or virus that can survive it and it is suddenly cooled to about 2 degrees centigrate and then it is passed to a filter.

“Passing through the filtration system ensures that every single organism is screened and then it is passed to the cabin and once it is passed through the cabin, it comes from the ceiling downwards.

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