China’s aviation regulator recommends cabin crew on charter flights to high-risk COVID-19 destinations should wear disposable nappies and avoid using the bathroom to reduce the risk of infection.
The advice comes in a 38-page list of guidelines for airlines to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The sixth edition echoes similar instructions in previous, less lengthy versions.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the recommendation applies for charter flights to and from countries and regions where infections exceed 500 in every one million people.
The nappy advice is in a section on personal protective equipment, which also recommends the following for cabin crew:
- Medical protective masks
- Double-layer disposable medical rubber gloves
- Disposable caps
- Disposable protective clothing
- Disposable shoe covers
Flight crew should wear masks and goggles, but they don’t need nappies.