Written by Sanjeev Kumar and Saksham Bharwal

People maintain social distance as they wait in a queue inside a bank during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, INDIA. (image source)

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space (stay at least 6 feet) between yourself and other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

The objective is to reduce transmission, reducing the size of the epidemic peak, and spreading cases over a longer time to relieve pressure on the healthcare system.

Social distancing aims to decrease or interrupt transmission of COVID-19 in a population by minimizing contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals, or between population groups with high rates of transmission and…

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