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Travelling abroad? How to be SAFE from coronavirus

February 18, 2020 12:00 IST

Effective prevention and following good hygiene is the best way to tackle the virus.

Coronavirus: How to travel safe

IMAGE: Cover your mouth and nose while travelling. Avoid direct contact with people who are sick. Maintain personal hygiene. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

In the midst of the spreading fear over the coronavirus outbreak, travellers in Asia, even to the countries neighbouring to China are reconsidering their travel plans following the outbreak.

The virus has spread rapidly since emerging late last year in China, killing more than 800 people in the mainland and infecting over 37,000.

With the new virus making its way into India, with confirmed cases in Kerala and suspected cases in Hyderabad and Delhi, International SOS, an international travel assistance provider shares some precautionary measures to be taken by the general public:

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