COVID-19 And Lockdown: Be Logical in Relaxing It

  • Rano Mal Piryani Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2574-7226
  • Suneel Piryani Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shomeeta Piryani Memon Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Dhana Ratna Shakya B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.
  • Muzaherul Huq World Health Organization, South East Regional Office, Bangladesh.
Keywords: COVID 19, Lockdown, Pandemic

Abstract

Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘lockdown’ as a situation in which people are not allowed to enter or leave a building or area freely because of an emergency. Merriam-Webster outlines three definitions of lockdown: a) the confinement of prisoners to their cell for all or most of the day as a temporary security measure, b) an emergency condition in which people are temporarily prevented from entering or leaving a restricted area during a threat of danger and c) a temporary condition imposed by governmental authorities as during the
outbreak of an epidemic disease in which people are required to stay at their homes and refrain from or
limit activities outside the home involving public contact. Our focus, here, is on lockdown strategy adopted to contain corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Author Biographies

Rano Mal Piryani, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Professor and Head,

Department of Internal Medicine.

Suneel Piryani, Karachi, Pakistan

Public Health Consultant.

Shomeeta Piryani, Memon Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.

Senior Radiologist.

Dhana Ratna Shakya, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.

Professor,

Department of Psychiatry.

Muzaherul Huq, World Health Organization, South East Regional Office, Bangladesh.

Former Regional Advisor,

World Health Organization, South East Regional Office, Bangladesh.

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Published
2020-06-03
How to Cite
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Piryani R, Piryani S, Piryani S, Shakya D, Huq M. COVID-19 And Lockdown: Be Logical in Relaxing It. J Lumbini Med Coll [Internet]. 3Jun.2020 [cited 9Jul.2020];8(1):4 pages. Available from: https://jlmc.edu.np/index.php/JLMC/article/view/361
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