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Further to the recent incidents of pneumonia, originating in Wuhan, China, and caused by Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),

We would like to provide the following travel recommendations made by the World Health Organization (WHO) for travelers.

Although modes of transmission are still unclear, it would be prudent to reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infections while travelling by:

  • Avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections;
  • Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment;
  • Avoiding close contact with live or dead farm or wild animals;
  • Travelers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands);
  • It is recommended to postpone or avoid travels to places that are known to have cases of coronavirus;
  • if you have traveled to the affected areassee a doctor and don’t come to work if you show symptoms of the infection.

In case of respiratory illness symptoms before, during or after travel, travelers are encouraged to seek medical attention and share travel history with their health care provider.

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