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Advisory issued to Indians visiting China in wake of Novel Coronavirus outbreak

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NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday issued an advisory for travelers visiting China in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in the neighboring country. The advisory said: “Travellers to China should follow simple public health measures at all times. They should observe good personal hygiene, practice frequent handwashing with soap, follow respiratory etiquette, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, runny nose, etc. Avoid contact with live animals and consumption of raw/undercooked meat. Avoid travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered. Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose.” As on January 11, 41 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) confirmed infection case has been reported from China, of which one has died. One travel-related case each has been reported in Thailand and Japan. (IANS)

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