Covid-19 transmission in plane 'unlikely', say Malaysian airlines experts

As part of heightened safety measures to curb Covid-19, the interior of aircraft is regularly cleaned and disinfected. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

In-flight transmission of Covid-19 when you are in the cabin of an aircraft is unlikely, according to aviation experts. This, however, is assuming that all necessary health and safety precautions are put in place.

Aviation medical expert Datuk Dr Mohammad Razin Kamarulzaman said being in an enclosed space during the coronavirus crisis might sound absurd, but there is data to suggest that the rate of in-flight transmission is low.

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