Coronavirus (COVID-19), the latest name for the disease transmitted by the recent coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 is well known. There is a lot of knowledge about how to avoid Coronavirus (COVID-19) from harming you and your family. People are stockpiling groceries and household essentials like paper towels are flying off the shelves on the home front – but what should you pack if you’re traveling during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak?
If you’re about to board a plane, train, bus or boat while traveling through an outbreak, wiping out your personal area with alcohol antibacterial wipes is a completely sure-to defeat germs. Be certain to reach “high pressure” areas, like armrests, seatbelt handles, and tray tables, and suggest offering wipes to your closest seatmates.
Most travelers are asking if they should wipe the surfaces of the plane and the subway before they sit down.
For most people in the group, personal protective equipment(PPE) such as face masks, is not recommended. Nevertheless, for those with signs of acute respiratory infection, the WHO advises that it may be best to wear a face mask to avoid the spread of infection to others.
Hand sanitizers with at least 60 percent alcohol are a viable option in the fight against the outbreak of the disease. Individuals can now pack liquid hand sanitizers–up to 12 oz. instead of the standard 3.4 oz. package–in their carry-on bags.
Disinfecting surfaces even before you touch them is another way to help stay germ-free. While transmission of coronavirus is less likely through fomites (objects or materials likely to carry infection) than through person-to-person contact via respiratory droplets, studies suggest that novel coronavirus can live on surfaces up to a few days. They recommend cleaning and disinfecting dirty surfaces for the prevention of COVID-19 in community settings with an EPA-registered disinfectant.
Surgical gloves can help to prevent you by allowing you to touch contaminated surfaces in public while preventing direct contact with possible viruses or bacteria. But you’re still not allowed to touch your mouth, nose, or face with gloves because the virus can still be transmitted to your gloves. Wearing gloves while cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and disposing of them after each use, as well as washing your hands afterward — and never touch your mouth, nose, face or eyes again while using them in public.