The Islamabad International Airport (IIA) management has started the strict implementation of anti-coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of the virus and penalised 23 people for violations on Tuesday, a spokesperson said.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) imposed fines on some 23 visitors to the airport for not wearing a face mask. CAA has begun imposing restrictions on the passengers as well as those coming to receive or dropping them off at the airport. The visitors were being recalled to follow SOPs through the public address system at the airport.
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A team led by IIA Manager Muhammad Adnan imposed fines of Rs200 each on the violators. The visitors were directed to wait for the passengers in the parking or in their vehicles to avoid the rush at the terminals.
Adnan said that people without a face mask could be penalised between Rs200 and Rs500. Therefore, he advised the visitors to keep their faces covered on the airport’s premises to avert action. He said that a maximum of two people should come to see off or receive passengers so that the spread of the virus could be mitigated.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st, 2021.
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