By now in the coronavirus pandemic, you would think that people understand the importance of masks. Sure, there are still those who refuse to follow basic CDC recommendations to help limit the spread of COVID-19, but we are beginning to see them more often.
And because they are important, many companies have put COVID-19 safety measures and protocols into place which requires customers to wear one in their place of business.
This applies to Delta Airlines, but it seems like hundreds of people refused to mask up and as a result, were added to the airlines’ no-fly list.
“As of this week, we’ve added 460 people to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a message to employees, via CNN Business.
That means those passengers will no longer be able to fly on a Delta plane because they refused to simply wear a mask.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 8.46 million confirmed cases and 223,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.