Exploring the Effectiveness of Lockdown and Disaster Preparedness in Combating COVID 19 Pandemic in India

Nayak, Antarjeeta and Padhee, Soumya Subhadarshini and Nayak, Aditya Pinaki and Biswal, Ramakrishna (2020) Exploring the Effectiveness of Lockdown and Disaster Preparedness in Combating COVID 19 Pandemic in India. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities, 5 (13). e2. ISSN 2518-3893

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' is the till now available effective remedy for novel Coronavirus. India is the first nation compared to other countries affected by COVID-19 to enforce a 'Nationwide Lockdown' at the earliest. METHODS: Google mobility data and Disaster Preparedness metrics were analysed to evaluate the effectiveness of Lockdown as a social distancing intervention. RESULTS: Results showed that in India, Lockdown is a useful measure in flattening the epidemic curve. Second, Odisha's disaster preparedness is more efficient in containing and combating COVID 19 pandemic. CONCLUSION: Further, a brief analysis of the travel histories showed that the period of coming in contact with the virus and being tested is quite long, thus increasing the chances of spreading the virus through contact with others. We suggest, instead of fourteen days of quarantine, thirty five to forty days of quarantine would be more effective in combating the spread.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID 19, Disaster Preparedness, Lockdown, Pandemic
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 14:25
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 14:25
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/932

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