May 5, 2020 / 12:57 PM / a month ago

IATA says face masks should be worn on flights in future

LONDON (Reuters) - The body representing global airlines says that it is recommending the wearing of masks on flights to prevent the spread of coronavirus when flying restarts.

David Powell, medical adviser to the International Air Transport Association, told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday that while normal seat allocation can be maintained, it was recommending the mandatory wearing of masks or face coverings on board.

Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Jason Neely

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