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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, people are advised to stay home. Social distancing and proper hygiene are recommended as a measure to help curb the spreading of the virus. With the house full and children playing, minor accidents might occur. There might be cuts, scrapes, and scratches while your children play. You might think a cut or scrape is minor; however, when the skin opens through a wound there’s a risk of infection. Therefore, as a parent, it’s important to know how to treat and care for wounds and also to know when to see a doctor.

Usually, a small scrape, cut, or scratch usually heals by itself with time. Before touching the wound, ensure you clean your hands with an antiseptic to prevent infecting it. You can buy Hibiclens and have it in your home for such emergencies. It is an antiseptic antimicrobial skin cleanser used by healthcare practitioners. Germs are killed on contact and it cleanses your skin as well as your child’s while its effectiveness lasts up to 24 hours. You can follow the following steps when an injury isn’t serious:

What to do for a mild injury

  • Keep pressure on the wound to stop blood flow by pressing on it using a clean cloth. If there is a lot of bleeding, you’ll need to hold the wound longer
  • Don’t lift the cloth while holding pressure, it might lead to more bleeding
  • Clean the wound to remove all the germs and bacteria that might cause infections by running water over it for five minutes. Clean the skin around the wound using soap. The Hibiclens is really effective for this case too
  • Check the wound every day by gently taking off the bandage to watch for infection signs.

When to see a doctor

Sometimes the cuts or scrapes might be serious injuries and you’ll need the help of a doctor. There are signs to watch out for in order to know when it’s time to see a doctor. If the injury won’t stop continuously bleeding after you treat it, then seek the help of a medical practitioner.

If the wound is deep and its edges are apart, a nurse or doctor will use an anesthetic to numb the skin. It is good to ensure the doctor practices proper hand hygiene before touching the wound to prevent infecting it further. The doctor will need to close the wound by stitching it if it’s long, deep, or the edges are far apart.

Proper Hand Hygiene During COVID-19
Proper Hand Hygiene During COVID-19

Another sign to watch out for is if the wound is infected. The signs of infections include:

  • Increased redness around the wound
  • Cloudy wound drainage, or yellow and greenish pus coming out of the wound
  • Spreading of red streaking from the wound
  • Increased fever
  • Tenderness, increased swelling, and pain around the wound

If the above symptoms of infections are visible, you need to see a doctor immediately. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics to help with the infection. In order to avoid infections, ensure your hands are clean every time you tend to the wound. Clean the skin around the wound with antiseptic also to get rid of bacteria.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, medical professionals have been advising people on how to avoid getting infected. Part of the recommended practices is maintaining proper hand hygiene and not touching our faces. Social distancing has been prompted as the disease can be spread from an infected person to another one through coughing or sneezing. Wearing face masks is recommended to prevent droplets from infected people from landing on your respiratory organs.

Cleaning hands and not touching your face is highly recommended. Clean your hands using soap frequently and avoid touching your face completely. Droplets from coughing or sneezing can land on surfaces and when you touch the surface you might infect yourself. You might touch the surface and touch your face without cleaning your hands. This will put you at risk of getting infected with COVID-19. Traveling has also changed and it is important to follow travel safety tips to stay safe if you consider traveling.

Ensure you and your family are safe before the pandemic gets under control. Follow the CDC guidelines on proper hand hygiene to prevent spreading and infection. Alongside proper and frequent hand washing, follow all other precautions laid out to help curb further spreading of the virus.

Road trips are a classic traveling experience. Whether it’s with family, friends, or just by yourself, these trips delight the senses with new sights and adventures to take in.

However, as great as road trips are, there are some long stretches of silence, endless miles of highway, or the conversation starters have been used up. Here’s where the app Drivetime comes into play. Drivetime is an app that allows you and your road trip group to play interactive audio content, hands-free. That means the driver can play too!

Play Drivetime (iOS , Android)

Content

Drivetime was built to have content for all ages and preferences, grouped by ‘channels’.

The Daily Quiz

One of Drivetime’s most popular channels, The Daily Quiz is a 30 minute trivia show that has a new episode uploaded every weekday (there are over 400 episodes that have been recorded so far). Every episode has 3 quizzes of 7 questions each, hosted by the charismatic hosts Liam, Melissa, and Alyson. Topics range from popular ones like Disney and Harry Potter, to curveballs like Rain and Grandmas.

Jeopardy!

Many of us grew up watching this popular gameshow, and it’s now available to you in the car! With the legendary Alex Trebek and Sarah from the Clue Crew hosting the over 140 episodes of the show spanning the show’s 35+ year history. Similar to the show, there’s Double Jeopardy! And Final Jeopardy! as well.

Superfan Showdown

Have you watched Indiana Jones dozens of times? Think your a huge fan of Star Wars? Put your knowledge and fanaticism to the test by playing Superfan Showdown! Current titles include Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Little Mermaid, Mean Girls, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with many more titles to come. Challenge your friends to see who the ultimate fan is and retain bragging rights!

TuneTime

Think you’re a music whiz? Challenge your friends and family in the car to a match to guess the correct Song and Artist. From 2000’s Pop to 90’s Country to 80’s Rock, this is a great game to play to see who’s really knows their tunes.

Would You Rather

This game is great for really getting to know your road trip mates better and encourage some lively discussions! Would you rather have more time or have no money? Would you rather live in the Harry Potter universe or the Star Wars universe? With over 350 questions, you’ll be sure to have some interesting takes.

News Briefs

Catch up on the day’s news with 1 to 5 minute news highlights from leading news outlets like BBC, CNN, Fox, NPR, and WSJ.

Other Drivetime Use Cases

Drivetime was made for those in a car and driving, but doesn’t have to be. Other cases could be while getting ready for the day, with children to reduce screentime, while getting ready for the day, or while doing chores. Because Drivetime is hands-free it allows you to be more productive while doing other activities.

Price and Availability (iOS , Android)

Drivetime is available in the United States and Canada, and is free to play. Some features require a monthly or annual subscription, with the first month at only $0.99!

What Drivetimers are Saying

“This app is the only one of its kind and is a great game for trivia lovers!”

“So much fun to play when your hands and eyes are occupied. Learn about things you didn’t know and stay updated with the latest news. Best app for hands-free trivia.”

“Drivetime is my commute app, it’s what sets apart my home office (that does not have doors) apart from my home.”

“My family loves the trivia and brain trainers on long trips. Song quiz rocks.”

“A lot of times I’m at the breakfast table and we play as a family so that’s fun.”

“I’m with the DriveTime in the bathroom so embarrassing that that’s where it is. Good show today.”

“Drivetime you have no idea how many times you showered with me. You’ve also done the dishes thank you I love to talk to you.”

“Drivetime is my activity that I do with my cab drivers it’s just a fun game and for ice breakers.”

“So I work out of the house and you go with me to take my son to school in the morning and then when I get home I do the dishes so you help me do.”

“Sometimes my wife and I lie in bed and play Drivetime or TuneTime before going to sleep.”

Conclusion

Drivetime is overall a great product for those that drive regularly or anyone going on a road trip. The content is diverse and engaging, and there is new content available on a daily basis. Check it out and make the most of your road trip!

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the whole world adversely and caused chaos. Countries all over the world are in lockdown due to the rapid rates of infections and deaths arising from the coronavirus. Due to the pandemic, the world economic outlook has been ruined, and different professional fields have been closed down. One of the worst-hit industries due to the lockdowns is the tourism industry. Travel bans have been implemented in most countries, and many hotels and airlines are shut down. Even after the pandemic is over, there will be a continuing impact on people’s lives, travel plans, and the economy.

Travel Changes to Expect Following the COVID-19 Pandemic
Travel Changes to Expect Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

However, on the bright side, with the ongoing lockdown, and before you’re able to travel again, there are a lot of things you can do to make your time at home bearable. Isolation might cause anxiety and stress for some people. Finding therapeutic things to do can really help with your mental health. You should use this time to boost your creativity and try new things to keep your mind off the ongoing pandemic. For example, you can try to redecorate your house to create more ambiance. Different things such as changing your furniture, incorporating flair lighting, or even learning how to install a barn door can be really therapeutic for you. Try out different ways to make your time at home productive.

Travel in COVID-19 Pandemic
Travel in COVID-19 Pandemic

On the other hand, when you’re ready to travel again, the following are some of the changes you can expect as we stay positive and hope the COVID-19 pandemic will end soon.

Traveling might become costly

When the different countries lift their travel bans after the pandemic, the demand might be higher than the supply of services in the tourism industry. This might lead to prices being hiked, as most tourism industries are currently collapsing. People will be traveling more and there is a likelihood that there will be fewer discounts. The hospitality industry, airlines, and tour operators will be fully booked and there will be minimal competition. Currently, the oil prices have really gone down, and typically airplane ticket prices are highly influenced by the oil expenditures. Therefore, if oil remains cheap, there is a chance ticket prices might not be too expensive.

You might have to pack differently

With the hygiene requirements that need to be observed during the pandemic, you might need to pack extra items. You will require face masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, more clothes, and some medicine in case of emergencies. Packing lightly won’t be much of an option, and this might also increase your budget.

The mandatory vaccine might be a requirement

Currently, it isn’t clear yet how the movement of people around different countries will be simplified. Some rules might be put in place such as quarantine or mandatory medical tests, among other measures. As medical practitioners are working tirelessly to create a vaccine for the COVID-19, once it is developed and approved, you might be required to have a vaccine certificate to enter different countries, just like some vaccines are mandatory before entering some countries, such as the yellow fever vaccination. However, if the vaccine has not been developed, you might be required to have recent medical reports indicating you are not infected.

Lines might become longer in airports

A lot of people will be traveling after the bans are lifted. With all the requirements that we’ve discussed that might be needed, services might just become slower. This brings up the question of, “What other ways can you enjoy a holiday without the hassle of long airport lines?” As VagabondFamily.org states, sailing holidays might actually be another viable alternative.

Be better prepared for emergencies

Your health should always be your top priority as you plan to travel. You should be extra careful and conduct all the necessary research. Ensure you have travel insurance to cover you if any emergencies come up. Ensure the place you’re traveling to has adequate and accessible medical facilities. Also, do not stop practicing safe hygiene practices and social distancing.

Traveling in COVID-19 Pandemic
Traveling in COVID-19 Pandemic

These are some of the changes you might expect in future travels after the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for now, before traveling is allowed again, we should ensure we abide by the government’s policies on not traveling.

Are you planning for a family trip with your kids? Do you want to find a place for shopping, food and entertainment come to Fukuoka! Fukuoka Prefectures is located in Kitakyushu Japan, with developed transportation and full vitality. It is a political, economic, and cultural center of Kyushu.  Besides shopping and searching for food around Fukuoka, you also can enjoy the rich natural scenery and hot springs around. There are many kinds of fresh aquatic products unique to Fukuoka.

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History (Kitakyushu City)

If you want to fully understand the culture of a city, and teach your kids about history. The largest museum in Western Japan with the theme of “evolution and history of life” is a museum that can be used by both adults and children! The exhibits here are rich. It includes some ancient animals and fossils of plants. In particular, the fossil model of dinosaurs gives a strong sense of oppression and is of great viewing value. At the same time, this pavilion can also introduce people to the evolution of Fukuoka’s history.

At the same time, the display of this exhibition also gives an immersive feeling. For example, in the aquatic animal exhibition hall, some large-scale fishes such as saw-mouth sharks are suspended on the ceiling with a transparent thread. That gives you and your kids a shocking experience.

Hanoi Rattan Garden in Kitakyushu City Wisteria Flower Appreciation (Kitakyushu City)

If you are coming with your family, you must not miss this vine-filled park! In spring, when the wisteria flowers are in full bloom, the wisteria flowers and trees spread all over the garden, turning it into a purple sky. In the corridor, purple wisteria flowers and white vine flowers intersect each other. Though make this garden just like a fairyland. Not only can it give a stunning visual experience, but at the same time, it can give a romantic and amazing feeling to you. Just take as many as you can and treasure this scenery. In autumn, there will also be red leaves all over, giving another experience. I am sure your kids and partners will find it fascinating!

Ohori Park

Ohori Park is built on the moat of Fukuoka; the park is located in the center of Fukuoka. Its shape is like Hangzhou West Lake, with a total area of ​​about 4.1 square kilometers. As the ‘oasis’ of Fukuoka, it is equipped with facilities such as a Japanese garden, Noh Hall, Fukuoka City Art Museum, and restaurants. Is one of the few water parks in Japan.

The park is centered on a lake, and the entertainment facilities are surrounding the lake. The water is crystal clear in the lake, and there are often various types of birds on the lake, such as swans, pelicans, and seagulls. If you want to get close to them, you can take the pedal boat, provided by the park. Beside the lake, there are some roads dedicated to cycling and jogging. On the other hand, if you are more interested in static entertainment, you can just visit the museums and theatres in the park. Some café and Japanese gardens are also located near the lake, which is a great place for you and your family to have a rest. If you are with your children or friends, this is a very fulfilling place to go!

Nokonoshima island

What is your aim on the trip? Do you want to stay away from the city and enjoy some natural scenery? Then Nokonoshima Island is an essential attraction for you!  It is a naturally rich island floating in Hakata Bay (around Fukuoka City). The transportation method is also very convenient: take a municipal ferry from Mohamad, Fukuoka City to Nokonoshima Island in about 10 minutes.

In the northern part of the ancient island, there is a natural park covering an area of ​​about 150,000 square meters. There are cherry blossoms, rape flowers, cosmos, etc., which are blooming in four seasons, so it is famous for its flowers blooming all year round. Especially rapeseed and cosmos are quite famous. At the same time, the blooming flowers and the blue sky and blue sky of Hakata Bay set off against each other, known as the “superb view”. Houses restaurants, barbecue huts, “First Senses Zoo”, etc. are also located in the park. On the “Nostalgic Street” full of urban nostalgia, you can find antique crude pastries and toys. Besides, you can spend leisure time in residences such as rental villas and camping village huts with your family. Or you can even have a wonderful picnic time here. Business hours are: Monday to Friday, 9: 00 to 17: 30, Saturday to Sunday, 9: 00 to 18: 30

Fukuoka Tower

Fukuoka tower is the tallest waterfront tower in Japan and a landmark of Fukuoka. The tower is covered with more than 8,000 mirrors which are designed as a towering triangular prism. The radiated light no matter the day or night gives a magnificent appearance of this tower.

It is also the best place in Fukuoka to enjoy the night view. When you are standing on the 123-meter-high observation deck, you can through the 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows to see the view. The bright lights of the entire seaside town light on and off beside your feet. When you are tired, just walk down the stairs one floor. Then come to the coffee shop, order a cocktail and quietly feel the tranquillity outside the hustle and bustle. Moreover, on the evening of Chinese Valentine’s Day or Christmas, the mirror windows are decorated with neon lights, showing an impressive night light show. I am sure your kids will love them!

Kushida Jinja

Are you going to Japan for the first time? Or you are very interested in the Japanese traditional cultural industry –‘shrine’? then please don’t miss Kushida Jinja!  Kushida Shrine is affectionately called “Kushida Jun.” Shinto people believe that it is an important shrine.

Kushida Shrine is located next to a bustling market. The historic Kushida Shrine is the main venue of the Hakata Gion Mountain Kasa Festival in Kyushu every July. At that time, many tourists will come here to visit one of the most exciting scenes in the festival-“Chasing Kasa” There will be 26 people carrying the “Decoration Mountain Lisa” floats on the street, finally lively and spectacular.

As the main venue for the three major festivals of Fukuoka, Hakata Gionyama Kasa, there are decorated Kasagi displays throughout the year. You can admire the decorated Yamasa which stands only in the shrine, which usually appears only at the garden festival. You can also watch the ancient ginkgo that symbolizes Kushida Shrine and has a thousand years of history.

Now, are you ready to fly to Fukuoka? It is Cathay Pacific’s mission to make the most out of your travels, and this applies to when you fly Hong Kong to Fukuoka. Book your flight now on http://www.cathaypacific.com.