New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: COVID-19 cases in India are on a constant spike. The numbers have surpassed 13.5 million cases and made India the second most affected nation due to COVID, after Brazil. 

The state governments have been taking the necessary steps of imposing lockdowns and night curfews in various regions in order to control the virus. And now a new order has been passed by the centre to ban the meals on domestic flights. Yes, there will be no meals served on the flights that have their travel time to be shorter than 2 hours to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infections.

The decision was announced by the Civil Aviation Ministry on April 12, Monday. If the journey hours are 2 more then it said, "Crew shall wear a fresh set of gloves for every meal/beverage service.. the servicing of in-flight meals to be staggered among the adjacent seats as far as possible." 

It also stated that all classes, tray set up, plate and cutlery which would be used, have to be completely disposable and no re-use or cleaned and disinfected rotatable can be used.

The order stated, "Used disposable trays/crockeries/cutleries shall not be re-used. Used rotatable shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before re-use."

India is seeing a record number of infections and reported 1,68,912 COVID-19 infections on April 11 that is on Sunday.

With inputs from IANS.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal