Since the World Health Organization (WHO)had announced that COVID-19 or What's know as new coronaviurs as a pandemic the Organization has issued a group of advice and instructions to help us to avoid getting infected so we at Kalinka Holidays share these advice to our travelers.
What is the COVID-19?
COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus, first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China. Most of the cases were epidemiologically linked to the seafood and animal market.
Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
How is the virus transmitted?
COVID-19 are spread from person to person through contaminated droplets from a person who is sick with the illness (through coughing or sneezing) or contaminated hands.
The virus can spread through touching an infected surface.
The incubation period extends from 1 to 14 days (that means the amount of time from being exposed to the virus to showing symptoms).
What are the most noticed symptoms of COVID-19?
Most noticed symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
Note: Not everyone with a cold or upper respiratory symptom needs to get tested for COVID-19. Only a person with a symptoms and travel history can do the test.
How do I protect myself and family from COVID-19?
As till now there is no available vaccine that protects against COVID-19 the World Health Organization (WHO) advice to prevent infection as there is no treatment of so we in Kalinka Holidays share them with you.
- Maintain social distancing:According to WHO website maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing because When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
- Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Because washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19: Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
How to Protect yourself from COVID-19 while you travel
Now as COVID-19 reached more than 1Milion cases most of country how to avoid infection and protect your self from COVID-19 if its urgent to you to travel.
Here are the most important tips to stay safe:
1- Avoid travel if you have a fever and cough.
2- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
3- Avoid close contact with people suffering from a fever and cough.
4- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based handrub or soap and water.
5- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth as you are outside.
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