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quarantine

An ancient right of widows to enjoy their deceased husband's home and property for a period of time after death and before allocation of the widow's other common law rights.Today, the concept has been codified in many state probate codes,which grant an allowance to the widow during the pendency of the estate probation.

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Nevertheless, quarantining each virus-negative contact in 1 room did not significantly decrease the attack rate of suspected cases among virus-negative contacts in comparison with quarantining 2 persons in 1 room.
Medical and media power structures redefined the American epidemic of fear as a racial epidemic by locating SARS in immigrant places and discursively quarantining Asian-Americans from social citizenship.
However, Mr Leung insisted that quarantining youngsters returning from Hong Kong was unnecessary.