CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF-ISOLATION TO BREAK THE COVID-19 CHAIN
Who declared Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic and reiterated the call for countries to take immediate actions and scale up response to treat, detect and reduce transmission to save people’s lives. Governments around the world are advising people to socially distance themselves in order to reduce pressures on health services and stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
In India, with over 918 active cases and 20 deaths (source: worldometer.com), we are moving into a phase of community transmission where it’s impossible to trace the source of person from whom the virus was transmitted. The only solution to reduce this outbreak is by staying at home and following “social distancing”. But what exactly is the advice on social distancing - and who should be doing it the most? And how exactly does it stop the spread of coronavirus?
We asked our Chief Cardiologist, Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram to explain the Importance of Social distancing and Self isolation.
Follow social distancing, stay at home and please stay safe!