The word ‘Coronavirus’ has taken a toll on people’s lives all over the world. Though the first case was detected in China, soon it became a pandemic that humans have never seen or heard of. After a lot of research and discussion, it has been concluded that ‘self-isolation’ by the people infected or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is the key to tackle the crisis. If you are wondering what is it all about and how it is done, then this blog-post will come in handy.
What Is Self-isolation?
Self-isolation is done to segregate the ill person from infecting others around them. As Coronavirus is highly contagious, this is the best way to combat this issue. By doing this, many people will stay healthy and not fear for their lives. However, this is only done by the people who are infected with the virus and not otherwise.
Now many people may think this act to be social distancing whereas, the latter is all about staying away from crowded places like shopping malls, movie theatre, social gatherings, restaurants, schools and colleges. This is practised by everyone now as nobody knows whether they are infected or others are as the symptoms can take 2 weeks to appear. That’s why people arriving from overseas after 15th March, needs to self-isolate regardless of their health. This is only done to curb the spread as it’s a deadly virus that has taken many lives and established as a pandemic. If you’re wondering how to isolate yourself, then keep reading below to know more.
How to Self-isolate?
The agenda of self-isolation is to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. That’s why it is advised:
- Stay home and step outside only if necessary like appointment with the doctor or to buy groceries.
- Avoid calling people over for a coffee no matter how bored you are at home.
- If you can’t get groceries or other essentials yourself, you can ask a friend or neighbour to do it for you and leave them at your door.
- You shouldn’t wear a mask if you’re feeling well instead wear it when you’re going outside to run errands. But if you’re staying at a hotel, avoid hotel staffs as much as possible.
- You should clean the door knobs and other metal things regularly as they are more susceptible to harbour the virus.
- Wash your hands thoroughly in frequent intervals.
By practising these methods, you will be able to minimise the spread of the pandemic.
Now there may be a few questions that will make you wonder and they are:
Q. Can I share my bed with anyone?
A. When you’re self-isolating, you shouldn’t sleep on the same bed with anyone including your partner. You should stay separate in a room where nobody should enter unless you feel well which is possible with doctor’s consultation.
Q. How do I suspect having COVID-19?
A. Before getting panic attacks, monitor your symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, and heaviness in chest. If you face these signs, you should get yourself tested as soon as possible.
COVID-19 is indeed deadly and has affected many lives. Hence, to reduce the outbreak, you should isolate yourself if you experience any of the symptoms to keep others around you safe and sound. In fact, you should seek medical help at the earliest to combat this virus and live a healthy life once again.