Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has defined why social distancing is just not noticed in plane 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 Worldwide Airport in Kano to evaluate the preparation of the airport for resumption of flights, stated the cabin is safer than any hospital theatre due to the purifying procedures air circulated inside the cabin goes by.
Sirika added that the non-adherence to bodily distancing was liable for the ‘inexpensive’ ticket fare.
“Due to the character of the airplane, the airplane is hygienic sufficient after getting your masks, you’re secure to stay seated in your seat and the place doable, we’ll maintain the space.
“Airplanes are designed in such a method that the ambient air at altitudes is clear. It’s not contaminated. The air is dropped within the aircrafts, pressurised and due to pressurization, the temperature of the air goes as much as 200 levels which is twice boiling water and there’s no micro organism or virus that may survive it and it’s immediately cooled to about 2 levels centigrate after which it’s handed to a filter.
“Passing by the filtration system ensures that each single organism is screened after which it’s handed to the cabin and as soon as it’s handed by the cabin, it comes from the ceiling downwards.
“So, it’s not coming from the cockpit to the rear, it’s from the ceiling downwards and it drops on the ground and will get circulated.
“With this mechanism in place, every part will probably be secure offered that we’re decontaminating the airplane earlier than we enter and decontaminating after we go away and likewise cleansing all of the doable surfaces that one will contact.”