For some, the fear of passing COVID-19 on to a family member is just as big as that of catching the virus itself. We’ve all heard stories of entire households becoming infected, and the anxiety of bringing the coronavirus into your home after a trip to the grocery or pharmacy is a very valid one.
Immediately going into quarantine if you suspect the worst is advised, but unfortunately, not every household has the luxury of having enough space to make effective isolation possible. This is where ideas like this come in.
In case you aren’t aware, Atoy Customs is capable of much more than just sprucing up celebrity vans. The garage is into building all sorts of vehicles for a variety of applications. The latest? This quarantine van suspected COVID-19 cases can isolate in if they don’t have enough room inside their home.
“We at Atoy Customs built this tiny quarantine home for our family and people at the office. We are building more of these fiberglass vans. So, in times of quarantine or isolation, we’ll be ready. Be safe, friends,” the company said in the caption accompanying images of the vehicle.
Atoy Customs first announced it was building the van a little over a week ago. Sketches shared on the company’s official Facebook page show the build features plenty of space, an A/C, tables, as well as a restroom with a toilet. The final product features a folding bed, a sink, and a small television, too.
We asked Top Gear Philippines contributor and Raymond Figuerres, a doctor, whether or not isolating inside a vehicle can be done. According to him, yes, it is viable if an individual has no choice, provided the car is parked outside and he or she is routinely checked on.
“That’ll work, if parked in an open area for avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning. Quarantine can take days, or weeks,” he said, but also sharing he’s not completely sold on its practicality.
“If they don’t have a separate room in the house, it’s a desperate option. Besides, someone should be checking up on him or her occasionally, as disease progress can be fast,” he added.
Would you resort to quarantine inside a vehicle if you were left with little choice? Let us know what you think of this proposition in the comments.