Coronavirus Travel Advice: How to Minimize Exposure While Traveling, Including at Airports, on Planes and Cruises

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Coronavirus Travel Advice: How to Minimize Exposure While Traveling, Including at Airports, on Planes and Cruises - Newsweek

The most effective way to protect yourself while traveling during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is to minimize your exposure to it. This is best achieved with basic hygiene practices including cleaning your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds, using hand sanitizers with at least 70 percent ethanol, not touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and disinfecting surfaces with which you are in contact, health authorities advise.

Other key measures for minimizing exposure include maintaining at least a three feet distance between yourself and others and making sure to cough into your elbow, they add.

The coronavirus, which was first detected in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province of China, has seen the death of at least 1,368 people in China. At least 46,550 cases have been reported in China, while 447 cases have been confirmed outside the country, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). The health body declared the virus a public global health emergency last month, with now just under 47,000 cases confirmed across 25 countries around the world.
 
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