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Medlab Asia and Asia Health is closely monitoring developments of the COVID-19 (also known as Novel Coronavirus), which first emerged from Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is always our top priority. As such, we are following all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Several countries have put in place screening measures at airports and points of entry, and the Chinese government has implemented measures to limit the spread of the virus within the country. As such, for now, customers can be reassured that while we are monitoring the situation and staying up to date on official sources of guidance from the government and authorities, it is business as usual for our events in Thailand.
Medlab Asia and Asia Health is working with all our partners to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and the following hygiene measures will be in place at the show:
We encourage all attendees to follow WHO guidelines with respect to general hygiene:
The World Health Organisation’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.
Practice respiratory hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
If you have fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Tell your health care provider if you have travelled in an area in China where COVID-19 has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled from China and has respiratory symptoms.
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China, carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.
Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal products
Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
Should the situation change, we will update the advice accordingly.
Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.