With fears of the spread of the new Coronavirus also in the United States, several precautions have been implemented at airports, according to which travelers may be more protected.
Specifically, Denver Airport, for example, provides sanitary napkins to allow passengers to sanitize the places they will sit and the surfaces they come into contact with.
Also, the trays that take the place of meals in the plane must necessarily be disinfected. According to studies, these are the dirtiest surfaces in an airplane. The bacteria on these surfaces are several times more than on the toilets in the plane and three times more than on the door handles.
That is, airlines and airports continue to examine, implement and manage the situation, so as to reduce the spread of germs as much as possible.
They actively monitor and evaluate the potential impacts of coronavirus and work closely with local and federal partners to reduce passenger risk.
Other prevention and health initiatives are: adding additional stations where passengers and employees can access the hand sanitizer for free, including in certain boarding areas. Also, specific cleaning products are used to kill germs; daily sanitization of airports, trains and airplanes.
Also, airport representatives urge passengers to comply with hygiene rules and wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use disinfectant with at least 60% alcohol.
Last but not least, contact with people with respiratory tract should be avoided and a very important thing is to avoid flights if you have cold symptoms. Control centers mention that the spread of the virus occurs through sneezing, cough drops or direct contact. However, in airplanes the air is filtered through Hepa filters, it is drier air, which does not favor the spread of the virus.
So, if you have to travel by plane, use disinfectant frequently and be diligent with hygiene because it is only in your favor.