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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 99-101

Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic containment: Actions needing utmost priority during the period of lockdown


Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) - Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603 108, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/mjhs.mjhs_4_20

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The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has produced a massive impact on the global health sector and the economy of the nation and accounted for the loss of quality of life of millions of people across the world. The way China and South Korea have succeeded in flattening the curve of the disease, we hope that the same would be replicated even in other nations. However, the situation went so much out of hand that the national leaders had to implement very strong measures, including imposing a strict lockdown. Moreover, it is vital to understand that such kind of social restrictions will not result in the containment of the infection forever. In reality, these are just strategies to delay the spread of the infection. In conclusion, the social restriction has given a second opportunity for the public health authorities to implement targeted measures to promote early detection, wide testing, isolation, treatment, and contact tracing within their nations. This will be the best approach to reduce the caseload and interrupt the chain of transmission of COVID-19.


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