How to protect yourself from coronavirus if you need to travel to another city
Important tips to help you reduce the risk of infection on any trip.
The World Health Organization and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you stay home and not go anywhere until the epidemic is over.
However, if the trip cannot be postponed in any way, then in this case they also have recommendations that will reduce the risk of infection. Here are the main ones.
- On trains and planes, take the same steps as in other public places - avoid close contact with other people and wear a mask on your face.
- Since it is unlikely that you will be able to wash the mask, buy a few disposable ones and change them periodically.
- Clean your hands as often as possible. Take with you a sufficient amount of alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol). It is not as effective as hand washing, but it is better than nothing. Remember that you need to grind the brush for at least 30 seconds.
- It is especially important to wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Try not to touch anything with your hands, especially handles, buttons and switches. Do not touch the face - eyes, nose, and mouth. Touch surrounding objects as little as possible.
- Try to keep a distance with other people. If possible, choose a way of traveling to be less in contact with anyone. Ideally, drive alone, so the risk is minimal.
- If you feel that you want to sneeze or cough, do it right - covering your mouth and nose with your elbow or disposable towel, which should immediately be thrown into a garbage container.
- Disinfect surfaces that people often touch, such as the armrests of seats in public transport, door handles in hotels, various buttons, and so on.
- Do not eat or drink in public transport. Although it is now believed that coronavirus cannot be transmitted through food, precaution will not hurt - in order to eat, you will need to remove the mask. It is better to have a snack before you hit the road.
- Use contactless payments, for example, using your smartphone or a supporting card with NFC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that in buses, trains, and airplanes you will be in a limited space and may become infected if someone sitting 2 meters away has the virus. Although, during air travel, the risk of inhaling infectious particles of COVID-19 is slightly reduced, since air is filtered on board. But if a patient is near you, on-board filters are unlikely to help you.
A young boy was between the choice to stay in Cairo with family or catch the last flight to Canada to be with his love during quarantine. Traveling during this pandemic is dangerous, but isn’t love more important ?
As Covid-19 began to spread, no where can be safer to self-isolate than near your soulmate. Love makes people do stupid things, and travel around the world during coronavirus pandemic.
He is a Canadian-Egyptian in love with an Italian-American, Francesca Brundisini, who is working in Quebec City. She's new in the city and feared of self-isolation, while she did not have friends or family near her.
As news of the coronavirus pandemic spread fast worldwide, the pair realized that this virus would last more than a few weeks, Eihab Boraie decided to catch the last flight.
There was no guarantee he would be able to find a flight, but the will was so strong that magic happened.
Both his parents are in their 60s and are at high-risk to get the infection as they suffer from various health complications, leaving them alone was the hardest step and decision.
But in the end they encouraged Eihab to try to find a flight, partly because they cared and worried about his girlfriend being alone in Canada.
The flight to Quebec City was half empty, allowing most passengers to take a row of seats for themselves.
In the time it took him to get there, the number of infected and died raised, so now being more than a thousand dead people of Covid-19, and the death toll had surpassed 10,000 globally.
When his girlfriend Francesca arrived at the airport, Eihab got down on one knee, and proposed.
She was completely surprised because 48 hours she was waiting for him and didn't know when and if she would ever see him again.
She accepted Eihab proposal, they removed their masks and made it official with a long kiss.
The coronavirus spreads and continuously affects everyone, no matter where, on plane or ground. The virus resulted a new record for the world's longest commercial flight in distance, after an Air Tahiti Nui plane was forced to fly from French Polynesia to France in an epic, nonstop, 16-hour trip across 9,765-miles.
On March 14, Air Tahiti Nui flight TN064 from Tahiti to Paris became the longest recorded scheduled passenger flight by distance, The Independent reports. It took it flight from Papeete at 3 a.m., on the local time, on Saturday and touched the ground at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris at 6:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
Though the flight there is a stop in Los Angeles to pick up passengers and refuel, but not this time, due to imposed bans, it was prohibited for the planes that have at the board foreign nations that have been to Europe, to enter the U.S.
From start to finish, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reportedly spent about 15 hours and 45 minutes flying.
Though the Saturday flight happend because of the current travel ban, it beaten the distance record for a 9,534-mile passenger flight between Singapore and Newark, established by Singapore Airlines.
What are the top 10 longest flights?
- Singapore Airlines: Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN): 9,521 miles; 18 hours, 45 minutes
- Qatar Airways: Auckland (AKL) to Doha (DOH): 9,032 miles; 17 hours, 40 minutes
- Qantas: Perth (PER) to London Heathrow (LHR): 9,010 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Emirates: Auckland (AKL) to Dubai (DXB): 8,824 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- United Airlines (until October 27) and Singapore Airlines (starting November 2): Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN): 8,770 miles; 17 hours, 15-50 minutes
- United Airlines: Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD): 8,596 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Qantas: Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney (SYD): 8,578 miles; 17 hours, 15 minutes
- United Airlines and Singapore Airlines: San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN): 8,446 miles; 16 hours, 35-40 minutes
- Delta Air Lines: Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL): 8,439 miles; 16 hours, 27 minutes
- Etihad: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles (LAX): 8,390 miles; 16 hours, 30 minutes
The last weeks there is a message seen and heard everywhere “Stay Home”. Social-distancing is important today, people need to keep the distance, so to stay safe. Doctors and health officials are the one who recommends social-distancing, but some brands came around and started promoting this within twisting up their logos.
Five huge brands, well known all around the world, found an ingenious way to stay in line with health officials and recommend social-distancing. We live in a modern world, where people are looking for trends and famous brands. This step was done to encourage people to keep safe themselves.
McDonald’s separated in their logo the iconic gold arches.Editor-in-chief of Ad Age, Brian Braiker, says it’s time for brands to provide a “real, meaningful service”. So McDonald’s did this, they twisted up their logo in some locations, so to stand with health officials and highlight the importance of social-distancing.
Audi set their four rings apart, as a sign of social-distancing. On Audi official page there is an important message “Stay at home, keep your distance, stay healthy, support each other – we are in this together. As a global company and a global community, our highest priority is to identify any opportunities to #FlattenTheCurve. Stay safe.”
Volkswagen also came up in solidarity with other brands by distancing the V and W in the logo. In their official video, they encourage people by mentioning that together we can pass everything, even if we are in such situation. We can stay safe by keeping the distance and understanding the consequences.
Both Audi and Volkswagen, that share the same ownership, shared videos of their tweaked up logos on their social media. Both companies are encouraging people to stay home and keep social-distancing.
Coca Cola came up with billboards that have an important message for people. “Staying apart is the best way to stay united.”. This is the motto of the brand during quarantine and the continuous spread of coronavirus.Coca Cola is the brand that always is aligned with not only the latest events but pioneering marketing trends as well. The message appears even on billboard in the deserted Times Square in NYC.
Chiquita is sending the message by removing their fruit lady from the logo on Instagram saying she’s home. Chiquita is a famous brand that is providing basically the whole world with bananas. They removed the famous lady from the logo, so recommending social-distancing, and encourage people to stay at home.“I’m already home. Please do the same and protect yourself. #stayhome” is written on Chiquita Instagram page.
Their relatives, friends, friends of their friends died. In all families there is a tragic story: death, illness, poverty, bankruptcy. After 11 weeks of severe quarantine, the "lock" was opened and Wuhan City, the "heart" of the pandemic that has plagued the world is trying to come back to life.
The city with 11 million inhabitants begins to fall asleep after more than two and a half months, it was like a ghost. The new coronavirus started right here from an animal and bird market and spread uncontrolled across the globe. Today (April 8), a few days after China had no local transmission case, and just a day after the historic "no death of Covid-19" restrictions were lifted. The quarantine imposed on January 23 ended at midnight Tuesday through Wednesday, and passengers began storming buses and stations, some wearing full-length suits.
But the over 80,000 cases and 3,300 deaths remain behind and the hope that one day the world will look exactly like before the coronavirus. For now, it's just hope, because there's a long way to go.
Although some restrictions have been lifted by the authorities, many control measures remain in place. The Chinese were warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Those who go to Beijing go through two rounds of tests, and in other provinces, those who come to Wuhan have to be quarantined for two weeks, the New York Times writes.
In addition, everyone is required to use a tracking application on their phone or tablet and to prove that they were not sick or did not come into contact with sick people of COVID-19. The Chinese system records every place where people make payments and the network of hundreds of millions of surveillance video cameras is famous.
Chlorine based disinfectant is one of the most powerful solutions that eliminates coronavirus from surfaces. The recipe is very simple and you can try it right at home. Here's what you have to do!
If you want to prepare your own disinfectant with which to sanitize your home, you will need to be very careful about how you use chlorine. Because it is a caustic substance, it should not be mixed with other solutions, but diluted only with water, in appropriate proportions. Here is the exact network and what you need to do!
How to prepare your own chlorine disinfectant. Recipe for home
The American Center for Disease Control recommends disinfecting surfaces in our home - tiles, wall tiles, linoleum, door handles, etc. - using a chlorine solution with a concentration of 1:50, ie 20 ml of chlorine per liter of water. This disinfectant, properly prepared, sanitizes surfaces and objects that we come into contact with daily, but does not affect our health. If you think this amount of chlorine is small, find out that it is actually more than enough for the complete elimination of coronavirus.
The tools you need:
You will need a spray container where you can keep the solution;
A graduated container to make the necessary measurements;
Household rubber gloves;
A nose and mouth protection mask. This way you will avoid inhaling chlorine vapors. If you do not have a mask, you can use a scarf, a handkerchief, a handkerchief, any textile material that will prevent you from inhaling the vapors;
Recipe for daily use
First of all, you must know that the disinfectant is prepared outdoors, or, if you do not live at ground house and do not have a yard, go to the balcony. If you do not have a balcony, prepare the solution in a very well ventilated room, with the windows wide open. Chlorine releases extremely toxic vapors. To make a solution with a concentration of 1:50 you need 20 ml of chlorine in 1 liter of water. Pour water into a basin, add chlorine, mix and use the solution for washing on the floor or for disinfecting other objects. The disinfectant can be used daily, and if it is more concentrated, it should be used once a few days.
The chlorine-based disinfectant is prepared according to a very simple recipe, but we must pay close attention to the quantities of chlorine and water we use. It is the most important aspect. If not, chlorine could seriously affect our health.