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  • Writer's pictureMarry De Austria

How To Avoid COVID When Traveling During The Pandemic

It is not encouraged for people to go out to travel during a pandemic because it increases the risk of contracting the Corona virus. The risk goes up since one would be around people and it is not guaranteed that some others would be responsible enough to wear a mask or maintain a distance of six feet. In the news and in social media, we see individuals that disregard the safety of others in order to satisfy themselves by not wearing a mask and making light of the pandemic. However, if we ourselves were to take it upon us to take the necessary precaution to not contract the virus, it is a kind of help to others around us.

The idea of traveling is intimidating and one would only do so if it were a necessity. But one can be safe if one were to ensure that he or she is keeping guard against anything that would give a coronavirus infection a chance to come about:

  1. Keep on yourself a pack of wet hand wipes. A bathroom is not present in every area we move to. A pack of wet hand wipes will hopefully clean our hands before we can reach a sink with soap. An alternative is hand sanitizer, which a majority of people would encourage others to pack in any event that traveling is a possibility.

  2. Maintain a distance of six feet. It is common knowledge to keep away from people, so that contracting the virus has a less likely chance. This is because the virus can be obtained from breathing in air contaminated with the virus. Therefore, number three is encouraged.

  3. Wear a mask. Covering one’s mouth will prevent the virus from entering it. A mask is required whenever one has to go to a store to buy something and if, one were to look around himself or herself, everyone is wearing a mask. Well, they should be.

  4. Wash your hands. When given the chance to go to the restroom, one must wash his or her hands with soap and water for at least twenty to thirty seconds. It must be a thorough wash, as well.

The four strategies are only a few, but they are what a lot of people are practicing and adhering to in order to keep themselves as clean and coronavirus free as much as possible. Traveling does not seem so scary anymore if one is confident in their self-sanitization.

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