Social Distancing, Quarantine, Isolation: Are they one and the same?

These have been a tough few months for the world. Yes, we are talking about Covid-19. A lot of people commonly know it as Corona virus. As the disease has speared over various counties of the world,  The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.   

However, instead of pressing the panic bottom, you must just be careful and be aware of things you can do to avoid the spread of Coronavirus. Speaking of things to do to prevent Corona, you would have heard about a few of these terms at some point of the ongoing crisis: Quarantine, Social Distancing, and Isolation. In this piece of article, we will go through each of these terms. And we will also explain to you what they mean. For better understanding, we highly recommend you to read the article until the very end.

What is social distancing?

Social distancing is a set of non-medical infection control measures taken to halt or slow down the spread of a contagious disease.

Cancelling events that would result in a culmination of crowds is an example of social distancing. Governments of different nations are enforcing this already. Following significant events have been postponed, cancelled or are uncertain :

  • The N.B.A
  • French Open
  • Facebook annual summit
  • The Mobile World Conference in Barcelona
  • Tokyo Olympics

In India, the West Bengal government postponed the Municipal Election date announcement. And BCCI too canceled Ind vs. SA ODI series. Moreover, they also adjourned IPL for the time being. 

Simple ways of practicing Social Distancing are as under:

#Instead of going to your office try opting for Working from home

#Maintaining a minimum of six feet distance from others

#Instead of visiting your loved ones you should interact them via electronic devices

# Limiting your time outdoors

What does Quarantine mean?

Quarantine is a separation process of those individuals or groups of people who don’t have any symptoms but are believed to have been exposed to communicable disease from others who have not been exposed to such disease, to prevent the possible spread of such disease. Further in case of Voluntary quarantine the person hasn’t been enforced to go into quarantine but he/she willfully chooses to do so as a precautionary measure in the interest of the society as a whole. The same is popularly known as self-quarantine

What does isolation mean?

In medical terminology, isolation means absolute separation of an individual or a group of individuals who are suffering from the contagious or infectious disease from the individuals or group of individuals who are healthy.

To prevent the spread of the above-mentioned pandemic, practice good hygiene, social distancing, self-quarantine, and self-isolation.

This article has been brought to you by Kajaria Digital, one of the leading digital marketing agencies in India, to spread awareness about the terms used by everyone these days due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

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