The Union health ministry is said to have informed the ministry of civil aviation that serving food on flights with a duration of less than two hours can be resumed, after the latter sought inputs from it for amending the existing regulations.
Adding to that, crew members need not wear coveralls but should continue to wear gloves, masks and face shields, according to the health ministry.
The current guidelines does not permit airlines to serve meals in flights that have a duration of less than two hours. The ban came into effect from April 15.
When the scheduled domestic flight services were resumed on May 25 last year after the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry had allowed the airlines to serve in-flight meals under certain conditions.
The ministry of civil aviation is reviewing the on-board meal services in domestic flights, owing to the decline in the number of daily Covid-19 cases.
India has reported 11,850 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the health ministry’s data, 12,403 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. The active caseload is currently at 1,36,308, lowest in 274 days.
The weekly positivity rate stood at 1.05%, less than 2% for the last 50 days. The daily positivity rate is 0.94%, less than 2% for the last 40 days.
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