Currently, most people are throwing away words like quarantine, isolation and social distancing. Even for myself, I have been using these words synonymously without much care. But turns out, there are differences in these terms which I came to know quite late.
Quarantines are for people or groups who don’t have symptoms but were exposed to the sickness. While isolation is reserved for those who are already sick. It keeps infected people away from healthy people to prevent the sickness from spreading. Social distancing, on the other hand, is a protective measure against the disease by avoiding large gatherings and keeping yourself home or distant (around 1-2m) from other people. We all should follow such practices responsibly as it requires a combined effort to stop the spread of the virus and most of us in Nepal are doing a great job staying home (social distancing) during the lockdown.
Social distancing has been proved by many countries as an effective method to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. In absence of medication and vaccines, we actually don’t have any other better alternative than social distancing to contain the dangerous virus.
As a precautionary measure, for compulsion of social distancing, Nepal government announced lockdown that began from March 24 which has been extended till April 27, 2020 with possibility of further extension. This precautionary measure has not only helped in avoiding the exponential growth as noticed in many of the developed countries but has also provided ample of leisurely time to the people.
Periods like these can be difficult for people as staying inside continually for a number of days sounds mentally challenging, especially for the ones who hardly stay inside home even during a weekend. And not everyone has the same mental health. There are people undergoing depression and overcoming difficult situations. There are also people who exercise and meditate every day to keep up their mental strength. All these differences account for how isolation, quarantine and social distancing affect individuals. But all in all, we can use this opportunity to develop skills that shall reap benefits for us and one of the best platform on internet where you can accomplish this is skillshare.
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Let’s learn together and challenge ourselves with new tasks and we won’t be feeling mentally drained during the social distancing period. Fostering creativity, we can bring calmness.
Stay home, stay safe. We shall overcome, someday. Deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome someday.