Garuda disinfects aircraft following report of confirmed coronavirus case on Bali-Shanghai flight

first_imgGaruda Indonesia representatives did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s request for comment on the matter.The Huainan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Feb. 5 that a patient named Jin who had tested positive for the new coronavirus had flown on Lion Air flight JT2618 from Wuhan to Bali on Jan. 22. The patient stayed on the island for about a week before taking a Garuda Indonesia flight GA858 from Bali to Shanghai on Jan. 28.The center urged passengers of the two flights to impose self-quarantine measures, head to a hospital wearing a mask if they have a fever and avoid public transportation.Read also: Lion Air confirms passenger named ‘Jin’ among 188 on Wuhan-Bali flightThe release did say that Garuda Indonesia cabin crew members who serviced the Bali-Shanghai route were subjected to “routine health check-ups” at the airport’s Port Health Authority (KKP) before and after their duties. “Garuda Indonesia ensured that all passengers on flights to and from China had undergone the profiling and medical check procedures conducted by relevant authorities at the airport,” Tumpal said.Garuda Indonesia has temporarily halted all flights to and from China since Feb. 5, in line with the government’s policy in regards to the outbreak.(ydp)Topics : Besides disinfecting the plane, Tumpal said Garuda would also change the aircraft’s High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) air filter, a standard feature installed on every Garuda aircraft to kill viruses and bacteria within the cabin. “Efforts being carried out are in line with [those used to prevent the] coronavirus epidemic in a number of countries. We are doing this as part of our commitment to strengthening anticipatory measures against the virus,” he said.  “[The measures] are part of Garuda’s standard safety and sanitation procedures during an epidemic.”The release did not mention, however, whether the coronavirus patient identified as Jin had indeed boarded the flight, or whether the company would take measures to inform other passengers on the flight that a fellow traveler had tested positive. Read also: Tourist tests positive for coronavirus eight days after return from Bali: Chinese authorities Garuda Indonesia has grounded an aircraft used for flight GA858 following reports that a Chinese national who had tested positive for the new coronavirus was on board on the Bali-Shanghai flight on Jan. 28. Garuda director of operations Tumpal M. Hutapea said in press release on Thursday that the airline would decontaminate the aircraft by spraying disinfectant “to ensure the cleanliness of the flight’s cabin and to sterilize it against bacteria”.The procedure would also be carried out on the plane’s cargo area, he said. last_img read more


first_imgThe giant mushroom which was discovered in Manorcunningham. Pic by Liam McLaughlin.It’s amazing the things you come across during a clean-up!Just ask those who took part in a clean-up at Raymoughey Abbey in Manorcunningham in recent days.The clan-up tam with the giant mushroom. Pic by Liam McLaughlin.Amongst the litter was this amazing mushroom specimen. Those taking part in the clean-up won’t quite sure what to make of it at first or wether to even touch it!But it’s perfectly safe.Donegal Daily gardening expert Gareth Austin has revealed that the mushroom is a Giant Puffball which grow occasionally on agricultural land.And even beer news is that the mushroom is edible. Needless to say w know what kind of soup the hard-working clan-up teams in Manor will be having during their next outing!Many thanks to Liam McLaughlin for sending in the pictures. ‘MUSH’ DELIGHT AFTER WORKERS’ GIANT DISCOVERY! was last modified: August 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clan-updonegalGareth AustinGiant Puffballmanorcunninghammushroomworkerslast_img read more