Wash your hands frequently : This is undoubtedly the most important thing that you can do to minimise your chances of contracting the Corona Virus disease. Make sure that it’s not just a quick rinse with soap and water. You need to wash your hands for at least twenty to thirty seconds whenever you get a chance, especially after accessing public spaces or if you have taken a mode of public transport. If you took the flight to a place, wash your hands after leaving the airport.
Always keep a hand sanitiser gel with you. In case you don’t get access to soap and water, you put a few drops of the sanitiser gel and rub it on your hands and wrists. It is recommended to use a sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol content. Make sure to clean your hands frequently and thoroughly.
Remember to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands: Avoid touching your face unless you haven’t thoroughly cleaned your hands and especially when you have been in a public place. It has been found that the novel coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours after it has been touched by an infected person. It can easily spread to someone who comes in contact with the object through their mouth, nose and eyes.
Keep your distance: The symptoms of coronavirus disease are similar to that of common flu or cold. So, if you see someone is coughing, sneezing or has any common signs of flu, try to stay at least three feet away from that person. It’s possible to contract the virus through respiratory droplets by cough or sneeze.
Stay in a place with good hygiene and cleanliness: If you have to stay in a hotel during your travel, book a trusted place where you know hygiene and cleanliness is maintained. It’s always better to check-in with the hotel staff and management to ensure your room is thoroughly cleaned. You can also sweep frequently-touched objects with a disinfectant or cleaning spray yourself.
Avoid crowds: Crowds are the worst place to be during the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re travelling to a place with a large number of Coronavirus cases, stay away from any place with a lot of people.
Wear a mask and seek medical help if you develop symptoms: If you develop the symptoms of the COVID-19, wear a mask so that you don’t further spread the virus and infect other people. Isolate yourself and seek medical help immediately.
Research about the Coronavirus outbreak in the country you are visiting: Whenever you’re visiting a place, check what the health and government officials are advising in the country and do exactly what is said. Usually, the rules to protect yourself from the virus are the same wherever you go.