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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Experiences of persons in COVID-19 institutional quarantine in Uganda: a qualitative study

Abstract
Quarantine has been adopted as a key public health measure to support the control of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in many countries Uganda adopted institutional quarantine for individuals suspected of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to be placed in institutions like hotels and/or hostels of institutions for at least 14 days. This study explored experiences of individuals who underwent institutional quarantine in Uganda to inform measures to increase its effectiveness and reduce its associated negative impact.
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
BMC Public Health
Volume
21
Issue
1
Number of Pages
482+
Date Published
11 March 2021
Type of Article
Research Article
ISBN Number
1471-2458
URL
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10519-z