The word quarantine became a buzzword after the breakdown of the COVID – 19 pandemics. Quarantine word is derived from ‘quarantena’, which is an Italian word. It stands for ‘forty days.’ The quarantine can be defined as a situation under which a person who has arrived from a place exposed to infectious diseases is placed in isolation.
The person kept in isolation may or may not be exposed to the disease or infection. They might be infected and show the symptoms later. Therefore, to protect the interest of the larger population, people are kept in an isolated place.
• Quarantine stands for the situation in which a person who has arrived from a place that reported significant cases of infectious disease is placed in isolation.
• Quarantine takes place to protect a large population from the spread of viruses or infections.
• Quarantine gained significant attention after the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic. It involves restricting the movement of a person who came in contact with an infected person or visited an area with the highest number of coronavirus cases.
• People under quarantine should separate themselves, keep a check on their hygiene and monitor themselves.