How the Coronavirus could affect you.

Coronavirus has made headlines around the world and has rapidly infected thousands. What exactly is this virus, how does it work and how can you protect yourself especially when travelling from Asia. So, what is it: A Coronavirus is a group of viruses that appear to be similar to the common cold and gets severe like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) However, this new strain of the Coronavirus is the first time it been detected in humans.

It is a Zoonotic virus being transmitted when humans come into contact with animals, alive or dead. The virus first appeared in the markets of Wuhan City.

Symptoms:

  • Fever of 38˚ and more
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  • Kidney Failure

Prevention:

  • Regular Hand Washing
  • Cover Mouth and Nose
  • Cook meat and eggs thoroughly
  • Avoid contact with anyone who shows signs of having the virus
  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat

Travel:

South African airports will test passenger’s temperature especially if they’re coming from Asia. China has now shut down travel to Wuhan City and all passengers leaving China are being screened. If any passenger shows any signs or symptoms of the virus, they will be quarantined at the airport and inspected thoroughly before being sent to a designated hospital.

Many airlines have acted swiftly to the outbreak by suspending flights to and from China.

Here’s a list of some airlines that have taken action in one of the world’s busiest hubs:

  • American Airlines – Flights delayed up to March 27
  • United Airlines – Flights delayed up to March 28
  • Delta – Flights delayed up to April 30
  • Air Canada – Flights delayed up to February 29
  • Air Asia – Flights delayed up to February 29
  • All Nippon – Flights delayed up to March 29
  • Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon – 90% flights delayed up to flights
  • Japan Airlines – Flights delayed up to March 28
  • Korean Air – Flights delayed up to end of March
  • Singapore Airlines and SilkAir – Flights delayed up to March 1
  • Qantas – Flights delayed up to March 29
  • Air New Zealand – Flights delayed up to March 29
  • Air France – Beijing and Shanghai flights delayed up to March 15; Flights to Wuhan restart March 29
  • British Airways – Flights delayed up to February 29
  • Virgin Atlantic – London-Shanghai Flights delayed up to March 28
  • Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines – Beijing and Shanghai Flights delayed up to February 29 and flight routes delayed up to March 28
  • Turkish Airlines – Flights delayed up to February
  • Etihad – Flights delayed from February 5 and flights continues to Beijing
  • Emirates Flights delayed from February 5
  • Qatar Airways – Flights delayed until further notice
  • KLM – Beijing and Shanghai Flights delayed up to March 15

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