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‘Aerobot’ assists in COVID-19 measures at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport

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Jun 10, 2020 - 04:28 AM

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – JUNE 09: A robot has been assigned to assist the airport staff in ensuring that passengers are following the rules of hygiene and social distancing against coronavirus pandemic.

“Aerobot” is on duty at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport warning passengers against the spread of the virus.

It reminds the passengers to wear face masks, to disinfect hands, and to act in social distancing by means of audible sound.

Passengers, children in particular, showed interest in the robot moving inside the airport.

Turkey resumed domestic flights on June 1 in line with the normalization plan amid a decline in coronavirus numbers.

Airports across the country have been taking preventive health measures and will document their status by getting a certification from the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry based on a guideline issued by the Ministry of Health.

The certificate includes not only the airport and terminal operators and ground handling companies, but also the transportation vehicles that bring passengers to the airport, and the necessary measures to be taken by each institution and organization, including passengers.

Wearing masks, full compliance with social distancing, taking personal and institutional hygiene measures, and employing protective equipment are compulsory at airports.

Turkey is set to resume international flights on Wednesday, June 10.

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