The new Infection Protection Guide from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) says the best measure to prevent contamination onboard is to block all the center seats to prevent passengers from sitting too close. FHI will not recommend orders to use a face mask, writes flysmart24.no.
The trade union organization NHO Luftfart disagrees with this, and refers to other countries in Europe that have instead chosen the use of the mask as the most appropriate measure.
The view is shared by the aviation industry’s international organization, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which issued a facemask recommendation on Tuesday.
“I have put signs on the center seats so they are blocked for use, which most other countries in Europe so far have not done. Facemasks can easily be implemented and, according to IATA professionals, constitute good infection control measures,” says Torbjørn Lothe, Managing Director of NHO Luftfart.
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