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Oman Air to use disinfectant wipes for safety of passengers
August 29, 2016 | 9:19 PM
by Times News Service
Oman Air has joined a list of major aviation leaders, who use the wipes designed for protection against swine flu, H1N1, H7N9, Ebola, Mers and Zika. Photo-File
 
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Muscat: Oman Air has announced it will start using Virus-Guard disinfectant wipes, designed to protect against contagious diseases, which will shield travellers from such diseases.

The airline has joined a list of major aviation leaders, who use the wipes designed for protection against swine flu, H1N1, H7N9, Ebola, Mers and Zika. The national flag carrier’s staff currently uses the wipes to disinfect aircraft galleys, lavatories and door handles.

“We are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our passengers and employees,” said Miguel Serra, vice president of Ground Operations, Oman Air.

“Our partnership with Virus-Guard will help ensure that we are taking all the necessary steps and precautions for swift and coordinated action against international health threats,” he added. Oman Air’s management is monitoring the Zika virus’s status in South America, and has posted information on its website about the virus sourced from the World Health Organisation.



The airline is also offering refunds and rebooking assistance to pregnant women scheduled to travel to the region. “The number of infections by micro-organisms has grown tremendously,” said Alex, the founder of Virus-Guard.

“We are working diligently with our aviation industry partners to implement infection control measures and protocols. Our goal is to help these industry leaders quickly adapt in order to continue to make customer safety their top priority,” he added.



Oman Air’s management is monitoring the Zika virus’s status in South America, and has posted information on its website about the virus sourced from the World Health Organisation.

The airline is also offering refunds and rebooking assistance to pregnant women scheduled to travel to the region. “The number of infections by micro-organisms has grown tremendously,” said Alex, the founder of Virus-Guard.

“We are working diligently with our aviation industry partners to implement infection control measures and protocols. Our goal is to help these industry leaders quickly adapt in order to continue to make customer safety their top priority,” he added.

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