Self-quarantine is a term that has become a buzzword in the last few weeks around the globe due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Self-quarantine means refraining from contact with other individuals by remaining in one’s home. This has been the case in many jurisdictions around the world following respective government directives and Kenya is not an exception. The self-quarantine directive is primarily aimed at preventing the spread of COVID -19.
Furthermore, various governments have encouraged, and in some cases forced, people to work from home or take paid or unpaid leaves. Despite all the notable challenges that come with the directives, the big challenge is how we can maximize the free time in order to be productive.
A quick look at the history books reveals that this is not the first-time various governments have instructed its people to self-isolate. In 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, St. Josemaría, the founder of Opus Dei and a priest who inspired the establishment of Strathmore University, was compelled to self-isolate together with his brother and other friends. During this tough time, St. Josemaría opted to remain focused and hopeful.
It is evident that we can maximize our time during self-quarantine in order to make every second count. Furthermore, adhering to government directives to stay at home not only keeps us safe from the pandemic but, also, saves the lives of others.
Article by George Munene
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