Self-isolation for Covid-19 is impossible for 40% of Indian families3 min read . Updated: 06 May 2020, 10:47 PM IST
Two of every five Indian households live in houses where they average three to a room. And the stress of this physical proximity is more in rural areas
In order to utilise India’s healthcare infrastructure optimally to manage the expanding fallout of Coronavirus, the Central government on 27 April signaled a change in approach. From mandating that every person who tests positive for the virus be moved to isolation beds in dedicated hospitals or units, the government allowed home quarantine for those with mild symptoms. The key additional condition was that their house should allow for self-quarantining. That, in India, is easier said than done.
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