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The DGCA issues guidelines to airlines for the transport of Covid-19 vaccines | India News

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday issued guidelines for all aircraft operators planning to transport Covid-19 vaccines packed in dry ice to various parts of the country.
Dry ice transforms into carbon dioxide gas at temperatures above -78 degrees Celsius under normal atmospheric pressure and is therefore classified as “dangerous goods” by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), he said.
“All operators engaged in the transport of Covid-19 vaccines packed with dry ice must establish the maximum amount of dry ice that can be loaded in a given cargo hold or on the main deck (passenger cabin) when a passenger version for all cargo operations, “said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The country is preparing for the launch of the Covid-19 vaccines and the second national drill in the campaign was carried out on January 8.
India’s drug regulator approved the Oxford Covid-19 Covishield vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for restricted emergency use in the country.

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