Is it still safe to travel? 2019 nCoV case

We all have these paranoid travel questions.

It’s given that we should always bring our best sanitary supplies for a clean & safety travel, but there’s this Novel Coronavirus (NCoV) continually spreading and just became a global problem.

However, as an enthusiast traveler, this shouldn’t affect our 2020 travel plan. It may be MORE difficult now to get along with other people because of this global phenomenon NCoV case, but as a traveler, we already know that traveling is experiencing things outside of our comfort zones.

The question lies to the possibility of infection when traveling. According to Isaac Bogoch, where he had an interview with Julia Belluz from VOX, “…currently the risk of acquiring this infection outside of the epicenter of the epidemic is incredibly small. So if people are traveling [anywhere outside of China] your risk is close to zero percent.” (Kindly visit the blog to read the whole interview story)

Thus, traveling to certain safe countries wouldn’t be a problem.

But of course this blog is not just about that information, we also give you the best research regarding what NCoV is, what places are affected, how to prevent from infection and what’s the best way to travel even there’s this existing virus.

 

What is NCoV?                            

The disease can be transmitted through sneezing or coughing, which disperses droplets of body fluids such as saliva or mucus.

It was detected in Wuhan, China and identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness. This was reported as an animal-to-person virus infection since the first number of patients had some link to a large seafood and animal market. But the newly reported groups have not had exposure to animal markets thus clarifying that this is also a person-to-person transmission of virus infection.

 

The updated current places affected/infected:

China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Sweded, Thailand, The Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdon, United States, Vietnam.

This information is according to CDC as of Jan 30, 2020. Please stay updated by visiting their website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html

Here are the details for the Patients under investigation in US:

Positive = 6

Negative = 114

Pending = 121

Total = 241

That is as of Jan 30, 2020. Please stay updated on their website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

 

Now the big question is HOW TO PREVENT FROM INFECTION while traveling?

First is we must always follow the protocol & guidelines when entering a foreign country.

The health organizations have always recommending people to follow the necessary preventive actions to help not to be infected.

Always wear a mask. The 3 ply disposable mask must be the one to use. It has been invented and carefully tested its effectiveness. Properly wear the mask by placing the blue outside and white touches your skin. “There is only one way to wear a disposable surgical mask the right way: the blue or colored part must be worn on the outside and the white panel should be worn on the inside,” an agency spokesperson told AFP by phone on January 28, 2020.

Wash your hands more often. For at least 20 seconds. Other best option is to always rub an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution is said to be the most effective among the other classes of alcohol.

Avoid these things. Touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and most especially close contact with people (sick or not). Since you are travelling, the best option you could have is to safely place your mask properly.

Disinfect. The things you are about to touch, please clean and disinfect them. Just like the door knob, the armrest, and the likes.

When in a hotel, here are the things you should be doing for proper disinfection:

  • Buy antibacterial wipes and wipe out all the surfaces you are about to hold.
  • Always bring with an antibacterial hand soap. Wash your hands after doing the wiping.
  • Use Isopropyl alcohol 70% solution from time to time. Also spray it on things that’s harder to sanitize, such as the remote control.
  • Do not sit on the bowl. Either you do the frog sitting style or use the toilet cover sit.
  • The bed sheets! You can’t be sure about them, remove them and check for bedbugs. Then cover the bed with your own travel sheets.
  • Wear your slippers inside the room or even while doing showers. You can’t expect to clean or disinfect the floor all by yourself, thus slippers or shoes is the best way.

 

But what’s the best way to travel?

You cannot deny the fact that flying by Jet is not just luxurious and efficient but also very safe. From sanitation to safety, there is no doubt that travelling by jet is far more recommended than any airlines in the world.

Have a safe travel with us (NEWPORT JETS).

 

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