Here’s a list of things the home quarantined person should do, according to Health Ministry of India, to reduce the risk of getting sick or spreading the virus to others.
Source: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India. Stay in a well-ventilated single-room, preferably with an attached/separate toilet. If another family member needs to stay in the same room, it is advisable to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between the two. You need to stay away from elderly people, pregnant women, children and persons with co-morbidities within the household. Restrict your movement within the house. Under no circumstances, attend any social/religious gathering e.g. weddings, condolence meets etc. Wash hands as often as you can, thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid sharing household items - dishes, drinking glass, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people at home. Wear a surgical mask at all times. The mask should be changed every 6-8 hours and disposed of. Disposable masks are never to be reused. Masks used by patients/care givers should be disinfected using ordinary bleach solution and then disposed of either by burning or deep burial. Used mask should be considered as potentially infected. If symptoms appear - cough, fever or difficulty in breathing - immediately inform the nearest health centre. Only an assigned family member should be tasked with taking care of the infected. Avoid shaking the soiled linen or direct contact with skin. Use disposable gloves when cleaning the surfaces. Wash hands after removing gloves. Visitors should not be allowed. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (bed frames, tables) daily with 1% Sodium Hypocholorite Solution. Clean and disinfect toilet surfaces with regular household bleach solution. Also, clean the clothes used by the person seperately using household detergent and let it dry. The home quarantine period is for 14 days from contact with a confirmed case or earlier if a suspect case turns out negative on lab testing. The coronavirus helpline number is +91-11-23978046. CLICK HERE for the Helpline Numbers of various States & Union Territories.