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Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear protective suits; face masks mandatory for passengers

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Qatar Airways cabin crew will begin wearing protective suits and passengers will have to wear face masks on board, the Middle East airline said, as it begins rebuilding its network after the coronavirus pandemic grounded flights.

Cabin crew have already been wearing face masks and gloves while on board but will now also wear suits over their uniforms, while face masks would be mandatory for passengers from May 25, the airline said in a statement.

Cabin crew and passenger interactions will be reduced, it added.

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 aircraft Flying from Doha to Kuwait on March 7, 2020 [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]
On short and medium haul flights, one set of Qatar Airways’ cabin crew will operate the outbound flight and a second group the inbound [File: Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

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