|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 112
Preventive medicine for prevention measurement for COVID-19, State quarantine
Honorary Professor, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||16-Jul-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||10-Sep-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||21-Sep-2021|
Honorary Professor, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Wiwanitkit V. Preventive medicine for prevention measurement for COVID-19, State quarantine. Int J Prev Med 2021;12:112
Dear Editor, COVID-19 is the present global publica health problem. There are more than 13,000,000 COVID-19 patients worldwide (data for July 13, 2020). The international travel can cause spreading of disease internationally. Therefore, it is necessary to limit the international travel. If there is a necessary international travel, the quarantine on arrival is required., To prevent COVID-19, the quarantine on arrival is the routine requirement in many countries. Any international arrival travelers require quarantine for at least 2 weeks. Here, the author discusses about an important preventive measure for COVID-19, state quarantine. Generally, the aim of quarantine is to prevent disease spreading. The persons under quarantine have to stay at the specific quarantine place. A good system for prevention of disease spreading within the quarantine place is required. If there is no good management, the outbreak of disease in quarantine place is possible. The best example is the disease outbreak in the cruise under quarantine. A suitable place for quarantine should be an isolated place with necessary facilities and good communication system (phone, IT, etc.) for each separated quarantine unit. Nevertheless, it is necessary to prevent non-COVID-19-related incidence in quarantine place. The examples of non-COVID-19-related incidences are accident (such as falling) and sudden illness/death due to other diseases (such as myocardial infarction). The accident prevention in quarantine place is important. For example, the fence for falling prevention is required if the quarantine place is a high building. At present, there are some incidences but there is no specific incidence analysis. There is also no specific recommendation on quarantine measure for COVID-19. Implementing and maintaining appropriate quarantine measures are very important [Table 1]. Finally, the pre-quarantine management cannot be omitted. At international arrival gate, the prevention should be applied for any arrival traveler from any country/territory. The specific exemption of quarantine is not accepted since it might allow spreading of disease.
|Table 1: Some important considerations for implementing and maintaining appropriate COVID-19 quarantine measures|
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Wiwanitkit V solely contributes to the work and approve for final submission.
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