“[Breaking news] Addition of confirmed patients of Novel Coronavirus infection”
“The fear of Novel Coronavirus infection is spreading… The countermeasure is?”
As the Novel Coronavirus spreads around the world, news reports and articles are pouring in every day. Incheon Airport passengers who is reading this article are probably worried about the infectious disease.
In response, Incheon Airport, which is the front line of quarantine in Korea, conducts intensive special inspections such as identifying health conditions by using a heat camera and receiving health status questionnaires.
In addition, Incheon Airport is responding 24 hours a day to prevent Novel Coronavirus infection by providing personal hygiene products such as hand sanitizers and masks to employees and enhancing disinfection, quarantine and hygiene control.
From now on! In the following article, let’s take a closer look at Incheon Airport’s efforts to prevent the Novel Coronavirus infection and the preventive measures for passengers!
The outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China in December 2019 (as of February 7, 2020, total 24 confirmed cases are in Korea)
Symptoms are usually accompanied by fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing, and in fatal cases, respiratory failure and severe pneumonia can occur (symptoms are estimated to appear in 2 ~ 14 days after infection)
The exact origin of the Novel Coronavirus is currently under research. However, it is assumed that the coronavirus, which used to be parasitic in bats, was transmitted to humans through mutation while going through other wild animals as mid-hosts (Source: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website)
It can be transmitted when the infected person’s saliva enters the eyes, nose or mouth directly through coughs and sneezes, or when eyes are rubbed with hands contaminated with the virus.
Incheon Airport’s countermeasures to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection #1
Thorough hygiene control is essential to prevent further spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Therefore, Incheon Airport has enhancing disinfection and implementing sterilization quarantine in various areas of the airport.
Incheon Airport’s countermeasures to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection #2
Incheon Airport has been operating a special arrival hall in China since February 4 to prevent the spread of the virus in Korea, as the place where the Novel Coronavirus infection occurred is China. First of all, passengers from China were separated from their gates to quarantine stations to block contact with ordinary passengers, and special entrance procedures are underway at a total of three China-only arrival halls — two at Incheon Airport Terminal 1 (Arrival hall A & F) and one at Incheon Airport Terminal 2 (Arrival hall A).
In addition, all foreigners who visited Hubei province, China, the origin of the Novel Coronavirus within 14 days are banned from entering the country. Prior to arrival, the airline is required to ask one-on-one questions in the local ticketing stage of the airline. After arrival, the foreigners must leave the country and are limited from entering the country in the future if any false statements are found.
Incheon Airport’s countermeasures to Prevent Novel Coronavirus Infection #3
Since Novel Coronavirus can be easily transmitted from person to person, it is best to avoid places where many people gather. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, Incheon Airport temporarily suspended the operations of children’s play facilities, nursing rooms, amenities and cultural events such as performances.
Novel Coronavirus Infection!
No worries by keeping preventive measures!
Incheon Airport is working hard to keep people healthy and safe from the Novel Coronavirus infection! However, unless each individual passenger keep him/herself properly hygienic, preventing infection would not be successful. So Incheon Airport will guide you about the ‘preventive measures’ of Novel Coronavirus infection. Please follow well!
As shown in the picture above, the most important thing to prevent Novel Coronavirus infection is ‘washing your hands’ and ‘wearing a mask’. As mentioned earlier, this Novel Coronavirus infection spreads through respiratory system and eye mucous membrane
Also, to prevent others from getting infected, you must cover your mouth with sleeves when coughing. And when you visit a medical institution, you need to inform the medical staff about your experience in the overseas visits so they can quickly diagnose infection!
If you suspect that you are infected with Novel Coronavirus, don’t go to the hospital right away and contact Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s call center. 1339!
‘Foreign Infectious Diseases Now’ to check the information of infectious diseases
‘Corona Map’ notifies the movements of the confirmed patients.
‘Corona-nearby’ informs nearby clinics and confirmed patients
‘Corona Bulletin’ identifies current status of Novel Coronavirus infection around the world
Lastly, here are a few things to be careful about if you travel to China
As shown in the above picture, do not come into contact with fever and respiratory patients, especially avoid local animals. This is because the Novel Coronavirus is most likely from wild animals right now. Also, if you experience pneumonia, fever, or respiratory symptoms after visiting China, make sure to consult Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s call center 1339!
In the future, through thorough countermeasure 24 hours a day, Incheon Airport will do best to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus. All passengers visiting Incheon Airport should also thoroughly follow the preventive measures such as hand washing and wearing masks! Thank you.