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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 4557-4562

Socio-economic impact of first 21 days nationwide lockdown- 1 on the spread of SARS-COV-2 in India in relation to health

Department of Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Satish Kumar
Department of Medicine, King Georgefs Medical University, Lucknow - 226 001, Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Satyendra Kumar Sonkar
Department of Medicine, King Georgefs Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_662_20

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On March 11, 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declared corona virus disease (COVID-19) to be a pandemic disease, which is caused by a novel coronavirus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV- 2)” and till now it has affected about 213 countries. A nationwide lockdown was announced by the Honorable Prime Minister of India on 24th March 2020 for 21 days to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Our nation, being a developing nation and emerging market, there was a vast socio-economic consequence of this lockdown. Our health care services were at the war front. Due to this step, there was a reduction in the rate of the spread of COVID- 19. Other health hazards due to pollution, road traffic accidents, crimes including robberies, rapes, murders, thefts, etc., were decreased substantially. People learned good hygiene and family bonding, which was further strengthened. Negatively affected sectors were trading companies, schools, and education, economy, stock markets, ongoing events in sports, politics, entertainment industry, transportation, and activities related to religious places, tourists, and hotels. Due to starvation, poor people were worst affected as they were daily bread earners though, the government tried to provide money and food. Finally, it was the primary care physician, termed “corona warriors,” who suffered socially, economically, mentally, and physically. Despite all these hardships, the primary care physician learned the innovative way to help patients and ease their suffering with proper advice and awareness.

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