Savannanews explores the difference between the widely used and important terms used to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Self-isolation means that you have already contracted the virus and are showing symptoms. You are isolated to not infect any other individuals.
Quarantine is for people who have been exposed to the virus and don’t have any symptoms yet.
Being in self-quarantine doesn’t necessarily mean you have COVID-19 symptoms however it is critical to monitor your health for 14 days and stay away from the public.
Social distancing is increasing the physical space between yourself and others to avoid the spread of the virus. Social distancing requires maintenance of at least 1 metre between yourself and another individual, especial if the other person is coughing or sneezing.
The government encourages people to stay at home and observe all lockdown and government measures announced