The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst disasters that have stricken humanity. But we all have to admit that many funny and peculiar situations among people had been created, and recent news regarding flight attendants confirms it.
Transportation officials worldwide are trying to come up with new ways to keep passengers safe on board planes, and the new guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) have certainly raised a lot of eyebrows.
Disposable diapers for skipping bathroom
The issued document by CAAC is called Technical Guidelines for Epidemic Prevention and Control for Airlines, Sixth Edition. It contains advice on the best hygiene practices for aircraft and in airports. Since people can get infected with COVID-19 after using the bathroom, the CAAC decided that it’s a good idea for passengers to not go to such a place at all.
The advice is crystal clear:
It is recommended that cabin crew members wear disposable diapers and avoid using the lavatories barring special circumstances to avoid infection risks.
Cabin crew on flights to and from high-risk countries are also advised to wear masks, goggles, double-layer disposable medical gloves, disposable hats, disposable shoe covers, and disposable protective clothing.
China occupies the 79th place
Although we’re talking about the country where the ongoing pandemic started, China currently occupies only the 79th place in the ranking of the most affected countries by COVID-19. The US leads the ranking with a total of over 16 million cases of infections and more than 305,000 deaths.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) from the US has already approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, which means that the pandemic will soon end in the country. If we look at the pandemic’s overall situation, there’s a total of over 72 million cases and more than 1.6 million deaths.