Guidelines on How To Self Quarantine Step by Sterp in Kenya
Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, the government has been on the front line urging people to self-quarantine. It has been a phrase that is not new to our ears since the first case was confirmed in the country. Let's look on what self-quarantine means and the guidelines that one can follow to do so as offers by the acting Director General of Health one Patrick Omwanda Amoth.
Self-quarantine: this means one being in a room all alone that has good ventilation. It ought to have big enough windows that ought to remain open to allow circulation of air. Those under this kind of isolation should also have their own bathrooms but it was not possible, one could share the bathroom but make sure it is regularly disinfected.
Disinfecting shared facilities
You can disinfect the facilities that are being shared by a bleach and water. One cup of the bleach ought to be mixes with six cups of water, this will kill the microbe.
For the people who have medical conditions need to have their medicines for the next 14 days with them. For those who were working they needed not to work for the 14 days .He also noted that one needed not to share personal items and disinfect the things that they were using.
This has come when several people in the country have been forced to self-quarantine after they declined to do it themselves. This includes the Kilifi deputy governor Saburi who was found to have the virus and having infected other people. Persons who refuse to self-quarantine will be prosecuted by the state as well as those who were found guilty of infecting other people. They would serve a 3 year imprisonment or Ksh 30,000 fine or both.