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Condom to #coronavirus : The objective of isolation is to prevent the infected person

In China, majority of cases were result of infections within family clusters. As more people quarantine themselves, a look at the steps you need to take Quarantine and isolation aren’t the same

Quarantine is for healthy people who may have been exposed to the disease — if you have visited an affected country recently or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive. The idea of a quarantine is to restrict movement. Health agencies recommend a minimum 14-day quarantine as an incubation period to see if flu-like symptoms develop. A quarantined person can still live with their family or roommates.

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Isolation on the other hand is for those who are exhibiting symptoms or have tested positive. The objective of isolation is to prevent the infected person from spreading the virus before they recover.

How to quarantine yourself

Separation: If you are potentially infectious, it is important that you separate yourself from your partner, your roommates, your children, your parents. You should have no visitors, and keep three to six feet away from others. Don’t use public transport or cabs. Do not leave unless you have to see a doctor and make sure you call them before going. A room and a bathroom must be designated for your exclusive use, if possible. Every surface you cough on or touch could become contaminated with the virus.

Disinfect: Don’t share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with anyone (including pets). Wash these items after you use them. Countertops, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables are considered “high-touch surfaces”— wipe them often with a household cleanser. Frequently wipe down surfaces that may be contaminated by bodily fluids, including blood and stool.

Household members: It will be the house members’ job to stock up on groceries, pick up medicines, and keep the place clean. Elderly members and those with chronic medical conditions risk severe complications, even death, if they become infected. Pregnant women may also be at particular risk, although the data isn’t clear on this.

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Contact with the secluded individuals should be minimised as much as possible. Family members and other occupants should monitor the patient’s symptoms and call a health provider if they see a turn for the worse.

Hygiene

If you cough or sneeze, you should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, and discard the used tissue in a lined trash can. Then you must immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Even otherwise you should wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, if you haven’t just washed them.
Masks: If you are around other people, you should wear a mask and everyone else should too. For those who are unable to acquire a mask, you can create a makeshift one from a scarf or any other garment.

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Monitoring: Keep an eye on your health and call a doctor if you develop symptoms or if they worsen. Make sure to tell the medical staff that you are at risk of infection with the coronavirus

Supplies: Ensure you are stocked with enough food and essentials to minimise the time spent outside your home. Your shopping list should include daily essentials like soap, diapers for infants, food for pets, and cleaning supplies. However, do not resort to hoarding — it’s not the apocalypse and the quarantine isn’t going to last forever.

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sale of condoms has also increased

With people stuck inside their homes, seems like love is blooming among couples as they are spending more time together and rediscovering each other. Perhaps that would explain why, many pharmacies as well as e-commerce sites have reported rising sales of condoms and contraceptive pills while some experts are already looking at a coronavirus ‘baby boom’ in December 2020.


Though the coronavirus pandemic has triggered large-scale anxiety but at the same time, it has also increased intimacy among couples who don’t find the time to be with each other.

“Our stock of masks is over. Many people are demanding chloroquin and Vitamin C. And the sale of condoms has also increased,” said Shah Nawaz of Loyal Pharmacy in south Delhi’s New Friend’s Colony area.

Sources at a leading e-commerce site also said sales of condoms and contraceptives have jumped online. There has also been an increase in birth control products and well, sex toys.

“In times of war and epidemics, intimacy levels go up among sexual partners,” said Rajiv Mehta, consultant psychiatrist at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).

He also said that December 2020, might just see a ‘coronavirus baby boom’ of sorts.

“People are anxious and living at home. Couples, married or otherwise, who were too busy with their professional lives are now getting proximity and time. So intimacy will increase as it has increased during wars. This is a war-like situation,” Mehta said.

Due to daily pressures of normal life, married couples in big cities don’t have regular sex, but now with the lockdown, people are getting back to normal sexual life. However, on the flip side, too much proximity might lead to quarrels too.

Meanwhile, another psychologist told PTI that the sale of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra, and menstruation-halting medicines will also rise further as the lockdown progresses.

Condom Shortages

It was in China where people stocked condoms to use it as gloves as the rumored reports suggested wearing them on fingers could protect you from the coronavirus. Now, people around the world have scrambled into grocers and drug stores to stock up on protective gear as the coronavirus scare floods.


A few reports on the same suggested that a shortage of condoms in the market can lead to baby boom. Millions of romantic partners who live together realized that they may be stranded together for weeks.

Condomsales.com reported March 3 that stores were seeing “shortages in Singapore and Hong Kong.” The e-commerce platform Pinduoduo noted quarantine measures in China fueled a jump in sales of condoms and hair clippers, according to abacusnews.com.


Condom sales have reportedly been increasing all across the globe since coronavirus cases were first diagnosed on the West Coast, where a growing number of shelter-in-place orders are in place.

According to the reports in Dailywire, if the coronavirus shutdown lasts several weeks, as likely, there will be a “baby boom” toward the end of 2020.

Even the dating apps are warning its users to maintain social distance and accept the Disease Control and Prevention guidelines shared by the government. When it comes to interacting with someone close, maintain some physical distance which includes hugs and kisses. Kiss is one of the most efficient modes of transfer for the coronavirus.

Think of your House as a Condom

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought the sporting world to a standstill, New Zealand allrounder Mitchell McClenaghan on Friday took to Twitter in a bid to spread awareness among his fans.

Taking the naughty route, McClenaghan drew parallels of Covid-19 with a condom.


He took to Twitter and wrote, “Think of your House as a Condom and Covid19 as a deadly incurable STD. Protect yourself before your wreck yourself. #isolate #Covid_19 #coronavirus #useprotection.”

Think of your House as a Condom and Covid19 as a deadly incurable STD.

Protect yourself before your wreck yourself. #isolate #Covid_19 #coronavirus #useprotection

— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) March 20, 2020

Seizing the opportunity, a Twitter user used a helmet instead of a condom and beamer in place of Covid-19 to draw parallels.

Think of your House as a Helmet and Covid 19 as a beamer #Covid19 #isolate

— Mitch McClenaghan FC (@MitchsWarrior) March 20, 2020

The NZ allrounder was part of the Karachi Kings outfit in Pakistan Super League (PSL). The cricketer featured in merely one match against Multan Sultans before leaving the tournament midway due to the global outbreak of coronavirus.

McClenaghan, who was supposed to be a part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise in the upcoming cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) may have to spend more time in New Zealand than expected as the IPL has also been postponed till April 15.

The COVID-10 positive cases have been on the rise with the United Kingdom (UK) having already reported

Will Coronavirus Lead to Baby Boom

A few reports on the same suggested that a shortage of condoms in the market can lead to baby boom. Millions of romantic partners who live together realized that they may be stranded together for weeks.

Condomsales.com reported March 3 that stores were seeing “shortages in Singapore and Hong Kong.” The e-commerce platform Pinduoduo noted quarantine measures in China fueled a jump in sales of condoms and hair clippers, according to abacusnews.com.


According to the reports in Dailywire, if the coronavirus shutdown lasts several weeks, as likely, there will be a “baby boom” toward the end of 2020.

Even the dating apps are warning its users to maintain social distance and accept the Disease Control and Prevention guidelines shared by the government. When it comes to interacting with someone close, maintain some physical distance which includes hugs and kisses. Kiss is one of the most efficient modes of transfer for the coronavirus.

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