COVID- 19 Quarantine and the way forward

Authors

  • Sumit Aggarwal Division Of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, DHR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110029 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0652-1611
  • Nugehally Raju Ramesh Masthi KIMS, Bangalore
  • Anusha Rashmi K S Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE University, Mangalore https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6431-9254

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i02SUPP.017

Keywords:

COVID-19, Quarantine

Abstract

Quarantine is a tool that was used anciently and now used as a public health measure in a more strategic manner for containment of a disease. It requires a lot of planning for implementation depending upon the burden of disease, resources to carry out the same in a stringent manner. Benefits and outcomes need to be measured carefully while imposing quarantine especially of a larger scale. We have tried to put up the rationale behind the current quarantine measure carried out in the wake of COVID 19 and factors to keep in mind for the future.

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2020-04-20

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Aggarwal S, Masthi NRR, Rashmi A. COVID- 19 Quarantine and the way forward. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 20 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];32(2 (Supp):261-3. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1456

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