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tips on how to deal with boredom in isolation

What is self-isolation?

At the moment, a lot of countries has a mandatory self-isolation rule in place for anyone who has returned from overseas or anyone who has been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.

This self-isolation lasts for 14 days because if you have the virus, it should become apparent during this time.

Even if you are tested for coronavirus and it comes up negative, the Government still wants you to self-isolate for 14 days in case the virus begins to show although most of our political leaders have chose do otherwise. Anyways back to the matter

When self-isolating, you must self-monitor your health. If you are experiencing any fever, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, or other flu-like symptoms, this could be an indicator that you have the coronavirus. If you develop any symptoms, call your local doctor’s office or hospital before going. They will ask questions about any overseas travel or if you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Don’t walk into your doctor without calling ahead first. You don’t want to risk infecting others in the waiting room.

The coronavirus test involves a special swab taking samples from the back of the throat or the nose. You should receive your test results back either later that day, or within one to two days.

Once you have been confirmed with the coronavirus by a doctor, you must self-isolate until the symptoms are gone AND a health authority has told you that you no longer need to self-isolate.

A public health officer should call you daily for an update if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Tips on keeping sane indoors yourself 

You are probably going to have a lot of time to yourself while at home and boredom can set in. Here are some tips of how to get through self-isolation:

While being stuck in quarantine can make you feel trapped, there are ways to get out and about. You reach out to family and friends via video calls

If you use social media, that is a great way to keep in contact with your friends, family, and other social groups.

This is the best time to utilise the technology you have or catch up on any TV shows you are behind on. Sadly for people in Nigeria you have to fuel your generator cause the general power supply is crap or if you are lucky you have solar power.

Try to keep exercising at home because it can help improve your mood. Little or no activity can make you feel more sluggish and low on energy. If you can, clear a space in your home or in your backyard to do exercise. Consider using an instructional DVD, dancing, floor exercises, yoga, or using home equipment. 

Being at home can give you a lot more time to spend on your hobbies, whether that is reading, arts and crafts, pressing flowers, or music.

If you are still working, you may likely get permission from your workplace to work remotely.

Try to keep a little normality in your life and stick to your everyday routine.

Lastly safe stay clean and stay protect yourself and everyone around you. We hope covid-19 issue passes soon.

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