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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update
April 20, 2020

Vaccine may be ready by fall and other reasons for hope
Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute in the United Kingdom, and her team may soon be closing in on a vaccine. She believes that the vaccine will be available for general use by the fall, which could prevent a potential second wave of the new coronavirus. Read More.

These countries are reopening after coronavirus - here's how they're doing it
People in the Czech Republic can now shop at hardware and bicycle stores, play tennis and go swimming. Italians can visit bookshops and laundries, while younger students are returning to classrooms in Denmark. Austria has reopened smaller stores and Germany will follow suit this week. Read More.

This is where all 50 states stand on reopening 
More than 97% of the US population is currently under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But when will things go back to normal? Here's the latest on where states stand in their plan to reopen. Read More.

Italy sees the fewest coronavirus deaths in a week
Italy saw the fewest number of daily coronavirus deaths in a week on Sunday, according to news reports. The country reported 433 deaths on Sunday, the lowest since last Sunday, when 431 deaths were recorded. 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.