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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Hong Kong airport brings in cleaning robots and disinfection booth
It was nearly two decades ago when the airport security checks around the world were enhanced after the 9.11 attack. In addition to metal detectors for passengers and X-rays for carry-on baggage, passengers are prohibited to bring in bottled drinks and required to take their shoes and belts off at the security check. Now, new safety requirements, checks, and procedures are being planned and tested at world’s major airport to prepare for post-pandemic air traveling.
Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest airports in international passenger traffic, recently revealed cleaning robots that disinfect public areas and passenger facilities. Also, they introduced a disinfection booth that disinfects a person’s clothes and skin externally. At Dubai International Airport, some Emirate passengers are required to take Covid-19 blood tests prior to flights (Vol.2932, Apr.21). Airlines, too, are coming up with new protocols for passengers of any class. Some airlines decided to ask all passengers to wear a face mask during the flight. What will they do when they drink or eat?
We may soon hear an announcement like, “All disinfected passengers, please proceed to the departure gate …” at some airports or “Fasten your seatbelt and put on your face mask during the flight” in the cabin.
Enjoy reading the article and watching the video and think how early you should get to the airport to clear all new security and safety procedures before boarding.