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No more isolation areas inside passenger planes

/ 05:18 AM November 21, 2020

Aircraft used in domestic flights are no longer required to have isolation areas for passengers with COVID-19 or suspected to have the disease, according to new guidelines approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this was because airlines already require swab tests, and would not allow passengers with symptoms to board.

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He also cited the more improved health protocols that airlines practice, such as the use of high-efficiency particulate air filters.

Airline crew also may no longer undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival. —Leila B. Salaverria

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