‘Wings India 2020’ aviation event to be cut short amid coronavirus (COVID-19) threat

New Delhi: Addressing a press conference on coronavirus related issues here today, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister(I/C), Civil Aviation said that screening of passengers coming from all parts of the world is currently being carried on at 30 Indian airports and 6,49,452 passengers have been screened. Puri informed that Wings India 2020, a major event of the civil aviation sector, will be held on a truncated basis.

Wings 2020 is scheduled to be held at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, from 12 to 15 March. The flagship event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the industry and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

A team of doctors and medics will be deployed at the site to attend to visitors who are feeling unwell and mandatory temperature screenings at access points .

Puri informed that large public gatherings would be avoided, but local representatives would be attending the event. There will be video conferences for delegates outside India, he added.

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