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Coronavirus outbreak: EBAA updated advice for operators



The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is closely monitoring developments related to the Corona ‘2019-nCoV’s outbreak in the city of Wuhan, China.

In addition to the Safety Information Bulletin issued last week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Commission Directorate for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) have released updated advice to operators related to the Coronavirus outbreak. The advice covers concrete preparedness and response recommendations at points of entry in the EU, as well as the wider European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

The new materials are intended to raise awareness of operators and their crews about the measures they must take to minimize health risks to crews, passengers and the wider public.

Coronavirus outbreak: EBAA updated advice for operators


In addition, EASA recommends that operators should ensure that;

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), common signs of Corona infection include 'respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties'.

WHO standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include 'regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing'.

More information and resouces: DG SANTE Summary Report | WHO website

EBAA will provide further updates as appropriate.

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BlueSky Business Aviation News | 13th February 2020 | Issue #544



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