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Asia's airlines navigate new safety norms after coronavirus

Carriers introduce social distancing and health checks as lockdowns end

Members of a Thai Airways crew disinfect the cabin of an aircraft. The coronavirus has made greater health and safety measures a necessity for airilnes. (Photo byAkira Kodaka)

TOKYO/KUALA LUMPUR -- When Philippine Airlines unveiled its new uniforms, the flag carrier was proud to point out that they were designed not only with the help of a fashion designer, but also medical experts.

The uniforms, introduced on April 14, incorporate personal protective gear and medically approved material to keep cabin crew safe, the company said.

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