Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits.
All flight attendants for Qatar Airways will now wear a hazmat suit over their uniforms, along with safety goggles, gloves and a mask during flights.
The new policy comes as airlines around the world are increasing flights as passenger demand slowly returns.
Other measures being taken by Qatar to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, are closing all social areas onboard aircraft and serving Business Class meals on a tray instead of the usual table set up.
Starting next week, passengers will also be required to wear face coverings during flights.
The airline says bottles of hand sanitiser will be placed in the galleys and made available for everyone.
“We have introduced these additional safety measures onboard our flights to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of our passengers and cabin crew, and to limit the spread of coronavirus,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
“As an airline, we maintain the highest possible hygiene standards to ensure that we can fly people home safely during this time and provide even greater reassurance that safety is our number one priority.”
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AirAsia and Philippines Airlines have also launched hazmat uniforms for their cabin crew.