At the end of last year, governments are making quarantine decisions to combat the Corona virus, which erupted in China and spread to almost all countries of the world. So, do these tough quarantine decisions really work?
According to the official figures that emerged and announced in China, Corona virus, which caused approximately 5,500 people to die worldwide, affected Italy mostly in Europe. The Mediterranean country has tightened quarantine restrictions thoroughly to deal with COVID-19 cases.
The Italian government has temporarily closed cafes, restaurants, gyms, museums, schools and many other institutes so that the virus does not spread further. In addition, all stores were closed, except for pharmacies and places where food can be exchanged. Activities where people gathered together were also canceled.
Influence decreases in China
In China, where the most cases were seen, virus cases were increasing especially in Wuhan. The Chinese government has taken very strict quarantine measures in the city where 60 million people live to combat COVID-19. As people close to their homes, buses, trains, ferries and planes stopped their flights. Factories also closed their shutters.
These drastic measures began to bear fruit by significantly reducing the increase in virus cases. The number of cases detected daily has decreased from 600 to 36. The passage of the virus through breathing greatly increases the rate of spread, and strict restrictions that have come in place have slowed the spread by preventing people from interacting with each other.
Of course, even if people are closed at home, preventing the spread of the virus, living indoors for a long time also has negative effects on people. According to the researches, living in isolation can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, fatigue and confusion (pathological confusion). All this can get worse with insufficient food and financial losses.
Italy, which wants to prevent such problems, asked internet companies and publishers to provide free services to people under quarantine. In addition, a major publisher has provided free access to more than 50 thousand magazines.