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A. Why do people with OPD status have to be quarantined for 14 days? B. Why do governments apply quarantine! what are the benefits?

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First of all, you should first know the definition of suspect (person in monitoring) first. suspect is:

 People who have a fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius) or a history of fever, or symptoms of respiratory system disorders AND there are no other causes based on clinical picture AND in the last 14 days before symptoms appear to have a history of travel or living in areas that report local transmission of the corona virus People who experience symptoms of respiratory system disorders AND in the last 14 days before symptoms appear have a history of contact with sufferers of COVID-19 suspect it must be quarantined or self-isolation for 14 days. Why 14 days? Because the virus incubation period (the period from when the virus enters the body to the appearance of symptoms) can vary between 2 to 14 days. Most people will experience symptoms of COVID that are quite obvious within 5 days, and almost everyone who has this viral infection will show symptoms within 14 days. The benefit of quarantine itself is to prevent transmission and spread of the virus to other people around suspect. Although the symptoms experienced are very mild, if there is indeed a virus in the person's body, the person can still spread the virus to the people around him. If quarantine / self-isolation is not carried out, then people who come in contact with that person can get infected with the corona virus as well. During isolation, suspect is also advised to conduct COVID-19 examination to ascertain whether or not the person is infected with the corona virus.


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