Early lockdown policy for COVID-19 in China during first quarter of 2020

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Suchit Muangkasem


Threat posed by COVID-19, infectious disease that spread globally on 2019-20, is characterized to pandemic level as announced on 11 March 2020 from World Health Organization(WHO), director himself. As spread of disease overload to medical department resources, self-isolation becomes necessary to balance out between increasing infected patient and available medical officer. And to ensure such policy, forced isolated strategy from government, may refer as `` the "lockdown'' or "national quarantine'', starts to put an act over the world. Objective was to examine the effect of ``lockdown'' occurring in Wuhan as related to the reducing of overall new cases and deaths related to COVID-19 compare to other countries. Dataset used in this paper received from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) from December 31, 2019, through March 31, 2020. The purpose was to determine whether country to country variation increasing new case associated with the timing, duration of the lockdown interventions. On 31 December 2019, WHO received an official report about cluster of mystery infected patients, later known as COVID-19. As a result, China became center of this pandemic and had been staying number one in total infected case compared to other country since then. The first lockdown took place in Wuhan on 21 January 2020 which put massively forced isolation to citizen. The result proof success as number of daily infected from peak 15000 to around hundreds. As 29 march 2020, the total confirmed case in China also dropped down from number one ranking.

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Muangkasem, S. (2020). Early lockdown policy for COVID-19 in China during first quarter of 2020: . Interdisciplinary Research Review, 15(4), 34–37. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtir/article/view/240558
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