The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in an order said that the pre-pandemic norm of mandatory breathalyzer tests for pilots, flight attendants will be back from October 15. “The doctor/paramedic/nurse etc shall scan the person for symptoms of Covid-19 disease before carrying out a BA test,” said the DGCA order. “If a crew is detected with Covid symptoms, then he/she shall be exempted from the BA test and will be removed from duty. Such person shall undergo the required examinations and shall return to duty only after having been declared fit,” the DGCA order said.
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