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Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), was first discovered in Wuhan, China which was then recognized by WHO as the novel coronavirus(nCoV). Since it is a highly communicable disease, it was declared as a pandemic, urging citizens to stay quarantined in their houses. Quarantine- isolation has led to many impacts in the people worldwide, being both advantageous and disadvantageous. It has encouraged the development of new skills, exercise to improve the immune system, de-stress, and have an altogether relaxed lifestyle. Some of the disadvantages may include the development of post-traumatic stress disorder, tension, depression, anger, confusion, financial loss, isolation, loneliness and these can prolong lifelong thereby threatening the life of the individual. Misinformation and loneliness can lead to individuals committing suicide or being affected by depression. Following the quarantine due to the nCoV, many countries have begun the implementation of emergency homeschooling due to school closure to prevent disease spread. The prolonged closure of schools and hence, the home isolation can stir a negative impact on the physical and mental health of children. Nonetheless, quarantine is of high importance during disease outbreaks, as it helps to curb the spread of disease and it is essential to overcome anxiety during these trying times by having a positive outlook.


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Arokia Rajkumar Shancy Merlin, Anjali A K, & Anitha Roy. (2020). Quarantine has its Impact on People Worldwide - A review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1122-1127.