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22 January 2020, 13:26

Belarusian Embassy issues recommendations amidst pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan

MINSK, 22 January (BelTA) – The Belarusian Embassy has issued recommendations to Belarusian travelers in the light of a pneumonia outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, BelTA has learned.

“According to the official data provided by Chinese authorities, the pneumonia outbreak caused by a coronavirus first emerged in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The World Health Organization is monitoring the situation and urging not to impose any travel restrictions,” reads the message from the embassy.

Belarusian citizens who are going to or staying in China are advised to stay away from animals and birds, avoid visiting seafood, live poultry and meat markets and farms, cook thoroughly animal products, including meat, eggs, poultry and seafood, and also to evade close contacts with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.

To prevent pneumonia and other respiratory infections travelers are also recommended to wash their hands with water and liquid soap, use alcohol-based antiseptics, ensure the appropriate hand hygiene, especially before touching the mouth, the nose or the eyes and after interacting with the surroundings like rails and door handles, and also after coughing and sneezing. It is also advisable to cover the nose and the mouth with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing.

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