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Chinese Flight Crews May Have To Wear Diapers While Flying
Companies everywhere are still searching for the best solutions to keep employees and staff members safe, while navigating the industry in the midst of a pandemic. In late November, the Civil Aviation Administration of China updated its guidelines for aviation crews across the country.
Those updates included suggestions that have many giving a serious side eye. The administration now recommends that airplane personnel, including flight attendants, wear disposable diapers to avoid the need to use the restrooms while in-flight.
“It is recommended that cabin crew members wear disposable diapers and avoid using the lavatories barring special circumstances to avoid infection risks,” the update read.
The reasoning is, airplane bathrooms are said to be some of the most germ-infested parts of an airplane. They have even been linked to some passengers’ contraction of COVID-19.
There was no word on whether or not the suggestion would in fact become mandatory. As of now, crew members flying to high-risk countries are required to wear medical masks, double-layer disposable medical gloves, goggles, disposable hats, disposable protective clothing, and disposable shoe covers.
Do you think this suggestion is a bit overboard? Or, is the Civil Aviation Administration of China on to something?