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[UPDATED] Things To Know About Coronavirus Before Travelling

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We understand that everyone is eager to travel now especially after being stuck at home for a few months due to COVID-19. But there are a lot of things that need to be considered before making a new plan. A bit of genuine advice is to avoid travelling with kids or elderly since they’re more prone to this virus. But if you can’t escape that, here are things to know about Coronavirus before travelling.

About Coronovirus or COVID-19

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It is an infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China recently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus looked like it has a crown on top of it if we look under the microscope, hence why it named corona. Corona means crown in Spanish.

Symptoms of COVID-19

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According to the Centre for Disease Control CDC, the symptom of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Below are the symptoms of COVID-19 mentioned by the CDC. If you happen to have these symptoms, immediately go to your nearest hospitals for a checkup.

Symptoms of COVID-19
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Fever or chills
Cough
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus

Is There A Vaccine For Coronavirus?

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Sadly, there is still no vaccine yet for this virus. It may take a number of years for a new vaccine to be developed. The procedure is a tedious one, numerous tests and studies are being conducted now before it is accessible to public.

Precautions You Need To Take Against Coronavirus During Travels

If you need to travel during this pandemic, you should practice the new normal. Carry a soap or hand sanitizer, wear your mask, keep your distance at least 2 metres from others, and if you’re sick please avoid from travelling. But, apart from that check out the latest airlines policy and tips on choosing a hotel for your travel during COVID-19 outbreak.

How To Wear A Mask And Keep Yourself Protected?

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It is recommended to wear a face mask every time you go out. The face mask helps in avoiding the virus from transmitting from one person to another. To keep yourself protected you should wear your face mask properly. Wear your face mask securely over your nose and mouth by adjusting it according to your comfort. Make sure to change your mask daily. If you cough or sneeze under your mask, change it into a new mask. Or in another word, once the mask is contaminated, change it for a new one.

That are some important things to know about Coronavirus before travelling. The most important thing is to take care of yourself during this pandemic and follow the new normal recommended by WHO. Together we can fight this virus!

Safeena Shuhairi

A bathroom singer. Head over heels on Duta (Sheila On 7). Spend most of her time wondering and observing thing. Obsessed about shark and snakes.

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