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Currently submitted to: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

Date Submitted: May 12, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: May 12, 2020 - May 26, 2020
(currently open for review)

Warning: This is an author submission that is not peer-reviewed or edited. Preprints - unless they show as "accepted" - should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

Sudden Lockdown and Unseen Challenges in India due to COVID19: An Outbreak Analysis

  • Neeraj Taneja; 
  • Aftab Alam; 
  • Ranjana S Patnaik; 
  • Tannu Taneja; 
  • Arun Bhardwaj; 
  • Vikram Rana; 
  • Harish Rai Dhanda; 
  • Rohit Miglani; 


The world is facing an unprecedented situation, because of spread of coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 which is totally new, where no one can see light at the end of the tunnel. In last 3 months, this pandemic has spread to 204 countries, regardless of its being developed, developing or under developed. In comparison to developed countries and being a developing nation, India has to date curtailed the spread of virus to stage 2 of local transmissions, by limiting its progression. The government of India together with its states has taken stringent actions to prevent its spread, including a nationwide lockdown. The sudden lockdown in country of 1.4 billion have brought in many unseen challenges, which has created panic, confusion and inconvenience to the general public at large. Though the remedial steps are taken, but that may cause collateral damage in the long run, if not planned earlier. The main objective of the article is to apprise the world about certain hard realities, ignored situations and unseen challenges that are being faced by world’s 2nd most populous country due to sudden locking down.


Please cite as:

Taneja N, Alam A, Patnaik RS, Taneja T, Bhardwaj A, Rana V, Dhanda HR, Miglani R

Sudden Lockdown and Unseen Challenges in India due to COVID19: An Outbreak Analysis

JMIR Preprints. 12/05/2020:20162

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.20162


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