March 16, 2020
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Precautions That Can Protect You From Covid-19


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With outbreaks popping up from Japan to Italy, the coronavirus situation appears to be getting worse lately. Over 1 lakh, 70k+ cases in the world have been reported so far, with 80.8k+ cases in China alone. At a time like this, it seems silly to even mention travel getaways, but what to do if there’s a must-attend business trip or a conference overseas? And face it, vacations are cherished breaks that we hate to sacrifice, especially if plans are made and everything is booked. And we don’t have to, as long as we gather all the relevant knowledge and information about this ongoing situation as possible. Also, we must avoid going to coronavirus affected countries unless absolutely essential. So let the knowledge session begin.

Here we’ve prepared an updated coronavirus table segregating countries that are safe to travel, that will require enhanced protection on your part, and the ones that are too risky.

A Travel Insurance Plan that Covers Coronavirus

If you have decided to embark overseas to any of the above countries, we recommend taking extensive precautions for a fruitful and safe journey. A very essential part should be an insurance plan that covers coronavirus. Consider a plan that safeguards you against any unforeseen expenses due to a coronavirus emergency. Here’s a suggestion:

We’re now able to offer an insurance product that is specially designed for coronavirus.

-The plan allows people to insure as little as INR 25,000 and as much as INR 2 lakhs.

-A premium of only INR 299 (including GST) per the sum insured of INR 25k is to be paid.

-The policy pays out 100% of the sum insured when the insured is tested positive.

-And 50% in case the insured is quarantined in govt. or military hospital but results turn out negative later.


Precautionary measures for International Travellers

1.) Limit your exposure to sick people.Take alternate routes to stay safe. Make sure that your connecting flight is via least affected zones.

2.) Wear hand gloves to avoid touching the droplets that land on shared surfaces. Mostly, people catch infection when they touch their face with their hands.

3.) Sanitize your electronic devices properly, as you place them on shared surfaces.

4.) Connect with your insurance company to check if they offer security cover against COVID-2019.

5.) Travellers who feel sick with fever or cough or have difficulty breathing should avoid travel or promptly seek medical advice.

6.) If you have planned a trip on a cruise ship, make sure you carry supplies like hand sanitizers and tissues.

7.) Clean your hands frequently by washing with soap for at least 20 seconds or use a strong alcohol-based sanitizer.

8.) Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose with unwashed hands.

9.) If visiting affected areas, steer clear of live animals.

10.) Face masks offer some protection.

11.) Don’t forget to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.

12.) Eat only well-cooked food.

It’s said that knowledge helps keep a lid on fear, so keep creating as much awareness about COVID-19 as you can. -Because as the great Socrates said, “there is only one good, knowledge and one evil, ignorance.”

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