There is growing evidence and fairly grounded opinion that COVID-19 response was an overreaction. Of course it will never be formally acknowledged so the cover-up for getting economy back on track is needed. Putting the consequences aside the COVID outbreak was spread by the airlines. Airlines and tourism are now two of the most affected branches of economy. Unfortunately both are giving lots of jobs and thus should be reopened. Strict rule set to prevent the virus from spreading were imposed. In fact they are rather imitating the care for the passengers by mandating to wear those face lingerie. But relaunching the airlines is economic priority and the tricks go well.
The global aviation sector can return to safety if airlines adhere to strict precautions against the corona virus. It was the international trade association IATA, which urges governments and authorities to implement these measures as soon as possible in order to resume air traffic. International aviation has been largely grounded for a long time due to the corona crisis.
The IATA has drawn up a plan of action for this, under the pathetic name “Takeoff”. These include face masks for passengers and staff, cleaning surfaces in airplanes (it is done anyway), screening travellers for health issues, including temperature measurements by professional healthcare providers and more use of electronic means instead of paper such as boarding passes.
“This accumulation of measures should give travellers and staff the confidence to fly again,” said IATA director Alexandre de Juniac.
According to him, companies strongly support this approach. “We are now counting on governments to implement these recommendations as soon as possible, as the world wants to travel again and airlines are playing a critical role in the economic recovery.”