Maybe to explain a little bit about what covid 19 is, it is a respiration disease that is normally caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Some of the frequent symptoms that have been reported by the various patient who has contracted this disease include shortness of breath, fever, and cough these are some of the primary symptoms the secondary symptom that is not common to everybody includes diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, fatigue, and loss of taste and smell as well. It is also necessary to notice that some people with covid 19 may have some mild disease while others will be hospitalized depending on their condition, for instance, if they have some other underlying condition. with this pandemic of covid 19, the term “quarantine” has been used worldwide at least you cannot go a day or two without either mentioning it or somebody closer to you mentioning the same maybe it is the right time to elaborate what this term means in terms of covid 19.here is a simple Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19
What is quarantine
Quarantine is actually a way of separating a person who has come into contact with somebody who has a contagious disease such as covid 19 for a given period of time in the order in the event he/she shows the said symptom, he/she can be treated early before he/she starts spreading it the general public so in short, quarantine is very necessary for compacting the spread of the disease. While in quarantine, you are excluded from your loved one and even everybody else; it is so traumatizing, but it is necessary to safeguard your loved one. This can be done at home where you are assigned a special nurse who will be able to monitor your progress these facilities have also been set up in the various hospital and even at the airport so that in the event visitor comes to the country and portrays that symptom he/she is able to be contained as soon as possible
For the purpose of covid 19 the period has been set to between 10 to 14 day this is according to the information released by the center for disease control (CDC) they recommend that you are supposed to stay in quarantine for a period of fewer than ten days from your last exposure. according to the expert they recommend that because within this time the symptom for this disease start showing within this time of you don’t show this symptom then your are good to go
Home quarantine guidelines.
Many people who test positive for covid 19 show mild or no symptoms. They may not be hospitalized, and instead, they are quarantined at home. Quarantining at home requires some precautions and measures to prevent the spread of the diseases to other members around your home.CDC has guidance to patients and caregivers at home to protect themselves and other community members. A home is suitable for Quarantine if it meets the following conditions.
-should have separate bedrooms where the infected person stay without coming in contact with others in the house
-The house should have a separate bathroom to be used by the infected person. If this is not available, the bathroom should be disinfected every time after use to prevent the spread of the virus to other family members.
-The person going for home quarantine should be stable enough .he or she should not be in a critical condition.
-There should be available competent caregivers to take care of the patient at home.
-The infected person should have easy access to medical and other necessities.
-The family members should have access to appropriate personal protective equipment and follow covid 19 measures and precautions required by the government. These measures are disinfecting touched places, regular washing of hands, and personal g\hygiene as home care.
-The family members and caregivers must be educated on indicators for emergency medical care.
-The person on Quarantine should maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet all time. He or she should wear a mask when talking to others, should do self-monitoring for the symptoms. This includes watching for fever, shortness of breath, and checking temperature twice a day. If these symptoms persist or develop in one of the family members who is not infected, contact the healthcare provider immediately for testing.
Do’s and Don’ts to during Quarantine to maintain Good Health.
-stay in a well-ventilated room with an inside toilet .while in your home, ensure you maintain personal hygiene. ensure you wash your hands regularly, wear masks, and maintain social distance
-Eat healthily; By these, we mean eating a well balanced and nutritious diet daily. Make sure you take vitamin-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, and take a lot of proteins to improve your body’s immune system. Avoid fatty and processed foods. Ensure you eat every meal at the required time. Another thing about a healthy diet is drinking plenty of water .This will make you hydrated all the time. Drinking enough water will help in eliminating toxins and maintaining good health. Take at least eight glasses of water every day .There are also healthy fluids such as fresh fruit juice from oranges, apples, citrus fruits, and many others.
-Regular exercise. Exercising helps stay fit and active when quarantined .Simple exercises such as walking and jogging can positively impact your body. Breathing exercises are very important in maintaining good health. If you feel uncomfortable with these exercises, stop to avoid further complications.
-Take care of your mental health-being on Quarantine has shown to affect our mental health. Quarantine makes people feel low, frustrated, anxious, stressed, and bored. All these factors affect your psychological well-being. In this case, individuals are advised to practice relaxing techniques such as meditation, have enough sleep, talk to others and avoid rumors on social media.
-The family members are advised to clean and disinfect touched surfaces, such as doors, tables, knobs, toilets, and bathroom surfaces. Always use hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water
-Always wear surgical masks when talking to others. Ensure you change the mask after 6 hours. Dispose of used mask in a well-closed bin to curb the spread of covid 19 viruses.
-The clothes of infected individuals should be cleaned separately from others. The linens should be cleaned using good detergent and dried under the sun .Other utensils of covid 19 patients should be kept and washed in a different place.
what not to do
-Avoid sharing your items with others at home.
-Avoid going to crowded places
-Avoid any social gathering
-Avoid public transport when you need to go to a medical center
-Never take medicines without consulting a competent doctor.
These are simple guidelines that will keep your quarantine life fun and comfortable .For more information on quarantine guidelines checkout on Cathay Pacific website.