India has joined countries like China, South Korea, United Kingdom in imposing a COVID-19 lockdown (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
Many parts of India were placed under complete lockdown starting Sunday as the country stepped up its efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. All services, apart from those deemed essential, in 13 states and 80 district will remain closed till March 31 while passenger trains, metros and interstate buses have been shut for the rest of the months.
But what exactly is a lockdown?
India has joined countries like China, South Korea, United Kingdom in imposing a COVID-19 lockdown. The COVID-19 lockdown is an emergency step taken to minimise people interaction to contain the spread of the virus. A full lockdown will means people must stay where they are minimising social contact.
The main focus in India is to restrict public movement and travel to minimise contact and thus spread of the coronavirus. That is why severe travel restrictions have been imposed all over the country and public places have been shut.
Essential services will continue to run. You can step out to pick up groceries and medical supplies, go to doctor. You can go for a walk if you are following social distancing.