Covid-19: Quarantine vs Isolation

Prescription for covid 19 and isolation

During pandemics, medical experts recommend individuals to practice quarantine and isolation to avoid the spread of disease. Likewise, during this ongoing pandemic, there was advice that COVID patients should be in isolation. There are some differences between the two terms, and this article scrutinizes them further.

Isolation

When someone is sick or they test for Covid-19, they should be away from others to avoid spreading the virus. Even if a person is asymptomatic, they should still isolate themselves and avoid contact with anyone. If someone is sick and they have doubt of having Covid-19, then they should stay at home until their symptoms have improved, they are without fever for three days, and at least ten days have passed since the indications of symptoms.

However, if someone tests positive for Covid-19, they should stay at home for at least ten days after their test. Moreover, they should have a specific sick room and a separate washroom to use. They should stay away from their family members and disinfect all the things they touch and use frequently. They should treat themselves by using home care remedies and drinking fluids to strengthen their immunity.

Quarantine

When someone gets in close contact with a Covid patient and have exposure to Covid-19, they need to practice quarantine. Moreover, individuals should stay away from others for 14 days if they get in close contact with COVID patients. They should stay at home for 14 days before their last contact. Moreover, they should check their temperature twice a day and check for COVID-19 symptoms. Also, they should stay away from people who are at a high risk of having severe consequences of Covid. If a person gets again in contact with a Covid patient within 14 days, they need to restart the quarantine cycle. If possible, they should test for COVID. However, if a test comes out negative within the 14 days, then it doesn’t mean that it’ll still come negative after the end of the quarantine period.

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