Do you have summer plans that can’t cancel anymore due to some reasons and the threat of COVID-19 makes you think otherwise? You may still push through with your travel, however, it is as equally important to know the basic facts about coronavirus so that you can take all the precautionary measures before traveling.
Here’s some general information about COVID-19: (Source: World Health Organization)
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.
How does COVID-19 spread?
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets.
Is it safe to travel amidst COVID-19?
Check the advice from the authorities in the community where you plan to visit. Follow their advice.
I have a planned trip that I can’t miss, will I be allowed to travel?
Yes, however, if you can avoid going to countries or places that are reported to be exposed to the virus, please do so. If travel is to push through, please ask to be briefed by qualified healthcare professionals about the things you can do while you are in those places.
What should I do when I get back from my trip?
If you returned from a recent trip where the virus is known to be present, you should monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days and take your temperature twice a day.
I think I caught the flu, should I panic?
If you develop even a mild cough or low-grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 37.3 C or more) they should stay at home and self-isolate. This means avoiding close contact (one meter or nearer) with other people, including family members. You should also telephone your healthcare provider or the local public health department, giving them details of their recent travel and symptoms.
Educate yourself further about coronavirus because it won’t hurt to be prepared. Having a plan and taking the necessary measures can get you a long way.
At RedDoorz, we assure our customers that we have clean and spotless hotel rooms and we have our dedicated hotel staff members to assure you of your safety.
Get updates about the virus and know more about preventive measures, visit World Health Organization.