Social Distancing,Self-Quarantine and do’s, don’t for COVID 19Ashish Kumar
As towns and communities across India face the increasing number of COVID-19 outbreaks, it has been believed that we are now in the community transmission phase. The virus is now present in our neighborhood and the focus is on preventing or reducing the disease risk.
Doctors warn people to stop public meetings to curb the pace of coronavirus transmission so that health-can accommodate the surge. Offices, colleges, festivals, conventions, sporting activities, parties, and the like have all over the world been shut down or postponed, including in many Indian states.
What is social distancing?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing has been the buzz across the world, for which it is a recommended protective precaution. The concept is straightforward: place the distance between yourself and the next person at least six feet. To follow such a gap, everything is being scrapped anywhere, from marches in India to prayers in Turkey to concerts in Europe. Worldwide flights have been canceled as cities, territories and even whole countries have gone into lockout. The world retreats beyond frontiers, walls, and locks.
It’s too late to prevent the coronavirus from circulating openly throughout India. Yet social distancing will slow it down by giving it less chance to leap between people. This is an effective means of protecting the most vulnerable individuals in our society. This will postpone any of the eventual diseases until medications— or even a vaccine — are created, and minimize the risk that more people will flood the healthcare system than it can manage at once. By so, hospitals will be able to handle this more effectively.
How is it different from self-quarantine?
Self-quarantine is a specific type of social distancing.
Self-quarantine is when you feel good but isolate yourself from others because there is a strong possibility that you have been subjected to infection. Another term in relation to self-quarantine is self-isolation, i.e. when symptoms can occur and you don’t want to make other people sick. In the case of COVID-19, both are expected to last around 14 days, enough time to show some possible effects in a setting where the virus can’t affect anyone. Ideally, social distancing seems pretty much as self-quarantine or self-isolation, unless there is no clear time period involved.
Some Do’s and Dont’s