On March 11th, WHO confirmed Covid-19 an official pandemic with more than 220,000 infected cases worldwide (as updated on March 19th). The government urges all the citizens to remain at home, minimize travelling with a view to reducing the virus spread. Still, life must go on in the end. We can’t avoid going out because of business, grocery shopping and so on.
The thing is, how to stay safe when travelling is necessary.
I want to share with you some prevention notices of the leading countries in restraining the novel coronavirus outbreak according to the WHO. As a saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Know the following manifestos like the back of your hand, you can reduce the possibility of infection.
*Disclaimer: We do not encourage people to travel for any reason at the moment. We are giving advice in case you are urgently required to go outside.
- Remember to wear a face mask.
This is a controversial issue. While the Western government doesn’t recommend people without Covid-19 signs to wear a mask, in Asian countries like Vietnam, Taiwan, everyone, no matter you are showing the symptoms or not, is compelled to wear a face mask in public places. And in the current situation, the Asian sides are doing much better. So we have ground to wear a face mask when getting outside.
- Regularly wash your hands properly with soap (if available) or with an appropriate hand sanitizer.
Always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after coughing, sneezing, discard paper towels, touching public surfaces like the grab handles or straps. A high-grade hand sanitizer should contain more than 60% of the special alcohol in its content.
- Do not touch the eyes, nose, mouth. Avoid eating, talking while travelling.
- Do not spit on transport and public places
- Avoid close contact with people who show signs of coughing or fever, difficult breathing on public vehicles.
- If you find yourself or the passengers accompanying you with one of the symptoms including fever, cough, shortage of breath
You should immediately notify the vehicle manager for support. Avoid close contact with people who show signs of coughing or fever, difficulty breathing with vehicles.
- If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, shortage of breath,
Avoid using public transport in any way. It is to protect yourself (sick people are more vulnerable to the virus) and protect the community as well (because you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, travelling by public transport will help spread the virus).
- Whenever you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, a piece of clean cloth or your elbow. Then dispose of the used paper towels in a sealed garbage bag in the prescribed place.
I didn’t have many opportunities for travel during my early childhood, so I decide to dedicate my young adult years to exploring the world. “Set off with a pure heart”. That’s my motto for any adventure in my life. And as sharing is caring, I love writing about my journeys so that the audience can gain an objective view of the destination. That’s what I do before travelling, set the right, open mind to welcome both obstacles and blessings. So stay tuned for my new stories.