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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update
April 6, 2020

Worldometer Real-Time COVID-19 Map
This real-time map shows live statistics and coronavirus news tracking the number of confirmed cases worldwide, recovered patients, and death toll by country due to COVID-19. View Map.

Surgeon General and Trump Sound Alarm As U.S. Cases Top 300,000
On Sunday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams called on U.S. governors who haven't issued statewide stay-at-home orders to at least "give us a week" of restrictions, as health officials warn of an accelerating rate of coronavirus cases and deaths. Read more.

University of Pittsburgh Scientists Believe They've Found Vaccine
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine believe that they’ve found a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus. The researchers announced their findings Thursday and believe the vaccine could be rolled out quickly enough to “significantly impact the spread of disease.” Read more.

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies
There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. But the conversation has now turned to the daunting challenge of when and how to reopen without setting off another cataclysmic wave of contagion. Having the right antibodies to the virus in one’s blood — a potential marker of immunity — may soon determine who gets to work and who does not, who is locked down and who is free. Read more.

CDC Recommends Wearing Masks in Public
President Trump said on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was urging all Americans to wear a mask when they leave their homes. Read more.

New York Has First Daily Drop in Coronavirus Deaths
New York state has seen its first drop in daily coronavirus deaths, and also experienced a slight drop in intensive care admissions and the number of patients who need breathing tubes inserted. 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.