Pune, May 24 : Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Sunday asserted that it is "extremely ill-advised" to reopen airports in the Red Zones amidst the COVID19 crisis. Recently, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that all domestic flights are set to resume from May 25 as part of a gradual reboot of air travel services amid the pandemic. Voicing his skepticism, Minister Deshmukh tweeted, "It's extremely ill-advised to reopen airports in the red zone. Mere thermal scanning of passengers is inadequate w/o swabs. Impossible to have autos/cabs/buses ply in current circumstances. Adding positive passenger will add Covid stress to red zone."
"Getting passengers to come from a green zone to a red one putting them at risk of exposure doesn't make sense. Keeping a busy airport up & running with all Covid-safety measures will need huge staff presence and compound risk in the red zone," he added. (UNI)