Why Lock Down is essential to prevent Corona virus?- As we all are aware that the Covid -19 has entered into the boundaries of India. With more than 1.37 billion population, India is the second-most populous country in the world. The Coronavirus outbreak has been reported in many states and union territories of the nation. By keeping safety in mind, the government shut down many educational institutes, companies, etc to avoid mass gathering and maintaining social distancing to fight against the Covid-19. To secure the nation from this pandemic, the Indian government has suspended all the tourist visas, as most of the confirmed cases in the country were linked to other countries. The countries which are also going through the same pandemic.
The first case of Coronavirus pandemic was reported on 30 january 2020 in India which was originated from China. The country suspected its first three cases from Kerala, where a group of three students comes back from China, Wuhan where the Covid-19 outbreak has happened. Later on, there were few more cases confirmed by the Health Minister in the country. Over time, the scenario is getting worse. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed a total of 873 cases, 78 recoveries, 1 migration and 19 deaths in the country. The numbers are increasing very rapidly and it is a very big threat to the whole nation.
To fight against the Covid-19, the honorable P.M of the country addresses the nation to do Janta Curfew on 22nd March from 7 am to 9 pm. Later it was extended for more hours. The main purpose behind the Janta curfew was to request people to stay at their home and appreciate those brave hearts who are tirelessly working to fight against this virus without any rest. All the doctors, healthcare facility providers, police forces, army forces and all those people who are directly or indirectly contributing to get rid of this virus and make the nation Corona free. All the people across the nation came to their balconies and rooftops to appreciate them by doing clapping and positively cheering them. This gesture was done to show them gratitude.
On 24 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 21 days complete lockdown in India. The Prime Minister declared that from midnight tonight onwards, the entire country shall go under complete lockdown, a total ban is being forced on people, from stepping out of their homes for 21 days. This decision has been taken by discussing with the health sector experts, doctors and by overseeing the scenario of other countries. These 21 days very essential to break the Coronavirus chain infection. He also said that this lockdown will be more strict than Janta curfew. It is a very vital move to protect and secure the whole nation and its citizens from this pandemic.
The social distancing is not working to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic as many people are not taking this situation seriously. The term social distancing is defined as the set of actions that are taken by the health authorities to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. The main objective behind the social distancing is to stop the contact between the infected person and the uninfected person to eradicate the disease from the surroundings. It is high time and they should learn from the conditions of other countries which are suffering from the same. Talking about Italy, the country has the best healthcare amenities but still, the nation failed to fight against it.