Air Travel in the Time of Covid‑19 Pandemic: Precautions and Preventions

Rinnie Brar, Pradip Kumar Saha


Dear Sir,

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndromecoronavirus‑2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) has emerged as a pandemic affecting 162,177,376 people and leading to deaths of 3,364,178 people worldwide as of 16th May 2021.


COVID‑19; Pandemics; Prevention

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