Traveling has become quite risky these days due to the outbreak of the corona virus all over the world. Along with halting of international global airlines, even local travelling has been restricted. People all the across the globe are told be quarantine i.e. to stay at home in complete isolation. In case, one has to travel due to certain reasons it is important to follow certain precautions and advice especially when it comes to pregnant women and old people to avoid contraction of the COVID-19 or corona virus.
According to research, pregnant women are not at higher risk to contract Corona virus as compared to general public. But the reason for third is there haven’t been many cases of COVID 19 involving pregnant women. However, as it is said ‘prevention is always better that cure’. The virus can affect the growth of foetus and complicate pregnancy. It is also said that it may have drastic effects such as preterm labour, foetal distress, respiratory distress, low platelets, abnormal liver function tests, etc. Some of the advice that should be followed by pregnant women are:
Research shows that, older people are at the peak risk of becoming a victim to corona virus or COVID 19. Older people mostly have already established lung or heart diseases and as a result become more prone towards catching the virus. It is best to not travel during this corona virus outbreak, however if the need arises to, older people should strictly follow certain precautions:
If you are older, you are more likely to face severe conditions if you catch the virus as aging and underlying health conditions contribute to the deterioration of the health. Hence it is advised to follow all the precautionary measures and be safe.
Here is some general advice for everyone to follow against COVID-19 whilst travelling:
It has become necessary to follow this advice while travelling to stay safe during this deadly coronavirus pandemic. People of any age with serious chronic or respiratory medical conditions should follow precautions and avoid non-essential travelling. However, the best you can do for yourself and for others is resort to social distancing and avoid travelling as much as possible.