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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update
March 30, 2020

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30, 2020 
President Donald Trump said Sunday he would extend his social distancing guidelines to April 30 as novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the US. Trump said that modeling shows that the peak of the death rate will likely hit in two weeks, but stressed that he hopes the country will be on its way to recovery by June 1. Read more.

China To Lift Travel Restrictions on April 8, 2020
Residents in China have been subject to strict restrictions on movement for several weeks, and for nearly two months in the Hubei province. However, with the last of the temporary Coronavirus hospitals now closed in Wuhan, and the majority of stores reopening, travel restrictions on residents are also set to be lifted on April 8. Read more.

16 Companies Are Working on Coronavirus Treatments and Vaccines
A mix of legacy drugmakers and small startups have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by the novel coronavirus. Read more.

CDC Issues Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to "refrain from non-essential domestic travel" for the next two weeks. Read more.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Infection
The World Health Organization recommends the following as precautions to reduce your risk of infection:
  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals
  • The consumption of raw or under-cooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the Centers For Disease Control and the World Health Organization.  

World Travel, Inc. is monitoring the situation closely and will advise of any updates or changes.