Flying with a virus on board

Thousands of pilots and cabin crew have been infected with COVID-19 over the last few months. Both the government and airlines are to blame for not acting sooner.

Ravindra Kohli had a splitting headache. He had just reached the hotel after a late night flight into Delhi, and immediately hit the bed. The headache couldn’t just be from working late hours. After 22 years as a pilot and thousands of hours on the job, he was used to being in the cockpit anytime of the day. He also felt drained. Physically and mentally. 

The last few days had been brutal. While the hours had been long, the need to constantly wear a mask was beginning to trouble him no end. “After eight hours of wearing it, I start …


Prince M. Thomas

Prince leads the newsroom at The Morning Context as managing editor. A fascination with the written word has taken Prince to some of the leading newsrooms across the country, including The Economic Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Forbes India and Moneycontrol. In a career spanning 20 years, Prince has led teams, managed pages, projects and special editions, and has authored The Consolidators, published by Penguin Random House in 2017.

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