Covid: From April 15, meals only on flights with journey time of 2 hours or more
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The ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) said that the amendment was made “considering the increasing threat of Covid-19 and its variants -- from the UK, Brazil and South Africa.” The ministry of civil aviation on Monday amended guidelines for in-flight meal services, ruling such services will be available only on those with a journey time of two hours or more from April 15 amid the rising threat of Covid-19 and three variants of coronavirus. “The airlines, operating on domestic sectors, may provide meals services onboard, wherein the flight duration is two hours or more,” the ministry said in a statement. The ministry noted that currently three strains of the SARS-CoV-2, which causes the coronavirus disease, currently in circulation in India have been detected in various countries. “All three variants have demonstrated increased transmissibility, as reported by the World Health Organization. Meanwhile in India, the number of Covid-19 cases are increasing,” it said. The three variants of the SARS-CoV-2 are the UK, Brazil and South Africa variants. “The MoCA, considering the increasing threat of Covid-19 and its variants, has decided to review onboard meal services in domestic flight of operations,” the memorandum further stated.