The coronavirus epidemic has left people terrified in China, but also people around the world are now aware of the consequences if they reach their borders. If you are also one of the many anxious people before you decide to go, anywhere or travel, you are right and safety must be our priority.
You should stay up to date on the latest development of (COVID-19) which is now spreading outside of China as a blind horse that was first reported in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019. Let’s see why it so it is!
What is coronavirus?
From cold to more serious illness disease such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not yet been identified in humans before.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic in nature, which means transition happens between animals and humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever and cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure are some major symptoms and sometimes causes death.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were nearly 2,800 coronavirus-related deaths and nearly 28,000 healings as of February 26. The death rate in Wuhan is between 2% and 4%, and 0.7% elsewhere – a statistic significantly lower than two other recent coronavirus epidemics. SARS, identified in 2003, has a mortality rate of 10%; MERS, identified in 2012, has a mortality rate of 35%.
How to avoid this infection!
Standard recommendations for preventing the spread of infection include washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and carefully cooking meat and eggs. Those who have symptoms like respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing do avoid from them. Use a face mask when traveling on the street or anywhere in the infected area.
How does coronavirus spread outside of China?
China is a big country. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, a province in China. And from there it started to gain ground all around China and the fact that people travel from China all over the world, which is why this disease exceeds expectations and the victims and the number of cases are reported worldwide. . This is the reason why there is a high health security alert at all airports and see ports. People who travel from infected areas to safe cities and countries are diagnosed. In addition, infected people are brought to health facilities and all governments pay personal attention to these issues. To avoid infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends avoiding all non-essential travel to China, the epicenter of the epidemic, and South Korea, where affected areas offer limited access to appropriate medical care. Health care workers and close contact with patients present the highest risk of infection.
The CDC also recommends a high level of caution when traveling to Italy, Iran and Japan, where the epidemic has recently intensified. For travelers to these places, it is imperative to check the opinions issued by each country. In Italy, for example, 11 cities in the Lombardy region near Milan are under quarantine, and the cancellation of the carnival by Venice has transformed the bustling city into a ghost town. However, neighboring cities like Florence are still safe to visit, and most of the country has not been affected by the epidemic.
Should I travel or cancel my travel plans?
Regardless of location, it is always a good idea for travelers to check their destination websites for reviews and cancellations. The CDC regularly updates its site with health-related travel recommendations; the New York Times has an interactive map tracing the global spread of the epidemic. WHO is a treasure trove of information that provides regular updates on the status of COVID-19 cases around the world and answers questions from those concerned?
The trajectory of the epidemic is constantly changing, and for many, it can make the uncertainty of future trips difficult to plan. For those who have already booked trips to an affected area, see the cancellation policy for future bookings if there are cancellation windows to avoid penetration.