Strong protective measures against the corona virus should be a matter of course at Munich Airport. But there are too few of them, allegations are made.
- Over 100,000 people from all over the world meet at Munich Airport * every day.
- The risk of Covid19 infection is therefore particularly high.
- Guests complain about too few disinfection options for protection against the corona virus .
Munich - Munich Airport handled 417,000 flights in 2019, welcoming 47.9 million guests. If the third runway * comes, it should be even more. The operators proudly present the numbers on their website *, but at the time of the coronavirus * they also give cause for discomfort. After all, the pathogen has now reached Germany. Health Minister Jens Spahn speaks of the beginning of an epidemic.
Munich Airport: Security concept for corona virus with task force and alarm plan
Munich Airport describes itself as an “airport with responsibility”. It is CO2 neutral, has a combined heat and power plant and is part of a bird sanctuary. Safety is also very important: the fire brigade needs just three minutes to be on hand after an alarm and when the coronavirus reached Germany *, a task force * was set up and an alarm plan was drawn up.
Not enough protection against Covid19? Guests complain to Munich Airport
Does this offer sufficient protection against the Covid19 pathogen ? Some visitors do not have the feeling that Munich Airport is concerned enough to prevent the spread *.
@MUC_Airport why don't you see sanitizer everywhere at the airport. Why don't the coffee places offer something? What's so difficult in doing this? Why is Germany so behind everything serious and innovative?- Rajko Patz ☁️ (@watercove) February 26, 2020
“Why don't I see disinfectants anywhere at the airport?” Asks a Twitter user to the social media department at Munich Airport. “Why don't the cafés offer anything? What is so difficult about it? "Apparently he feels anything but secure and even comes to an extreme conclusion:" Why is Germany so backward with everything serious and innovative? "
A second guest promptly spoke up, who also noticed the lack of hand disinfection options: “I thought the same thing yesterday. There is not a single disinfection device . Not in the toilets, not in the Lufthansa lounges and nowhere at all in the entire terminal *. ”The operators of the airport will be happy that not all reviews * are so critical.
Allegations against Munich Airport: Operators do not let criticism sit with them
In the person of their social media experts, the operators of Munich Airport react immediately to the criticism and we even a little bit snappy. "There is no empirical evidence that disinfecting the hands protects against the corona virus," is the answer, " please inform yourself. "
@ TomTyler8 There is no empirical evidence that hand disinfection protects against the coronavirus. According to the virologist, the most effective measure in everyday life to protect yourself from the coronavirus is regular hand washing. Please also inform yourself @WHO- Munich Airport (@MUC_Airport) February 26, 2020
Coronavirus: Does Disinfection Help Against the Pathogen? Frequent hand washing recommended
The passengers are obviously worried and want more (hygiene) options to protect themselves from infection *. In the case of flu waves, the WHO recommends frequent hand washing , however, disinfection is not explicitly recommended.
In order to protect yourself, the desire for more disinfection options is still understandable. After all, the spread of the infection is reaching new dimensions. Many airlines have already canceled flights to China * and instructed the crews about special behavior . For you and the guests, the following applies: frequent hand washing does no harm. Disinfection is not a must.
* Merkur.de is part of the nationwide editorial network of Ippen-Digital.