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On Tuesday, our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announced 21 days nation lockdown due to a pandemic disease called Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Because if I give you information till today so, total cases of COVID-19 in India are reached 697, the death toll rises to 13.
Now, Do we really know the meaning of the word “Lockdown”? When the first time lockdown word introduced? Types of lockdowns? How it affects our lives in a bad or a good way? Is Curfew & lockdown identical?
There are many things we need to know about it. And we understand there are many rumors also in the market about the lockdown.
That’s why we are here, in this article, we’ll not only describe the word lockdown but also give you a brief detail of it.
What is Lockdown?
Lockdown is an urgency protocol that normally prevents people or information from leaving a particular area.
This order can normally only be initiated by someone in a position of power. Lockdowns can also be used to prevent people inside a facility.
A drill lockdown means that doors leading outside are locked such that no person may enter or exit.
A full lockdown normally means that people may stay where they are and may not enter or exit a building or rooms within their buildings.
History of Lockdown
2001- American civilian airspace initiated lockdown in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
2005- new south wales police force has initiated a lockdown in the Sutherland shrine.
2008- Two Canadian secondary schools locked down due to suspected firearm threats.
2013- Whole Boston city is lockdown due to manhunt terrorist attacks.
2015- Due to the Paris attack, Brussels was locked-down in 2015.
2019-2020- Due to coronavirus pandemic many countries lockdown their nation or particular space including China, the United States, Italy, India, France, and the European Union.
Types of Lockdowns
Lockdown can be implemented due to any cause of emergency and preventive. Types of lockdowns are:
A preventive lockdown is a preemptive action plan is implemented to address an unusual scenario or a weakness in the system to preempt any danger to ensure the safety and security of people, organization and systems.
Emergency lockdown is implemented when there is an imminent threat to the lives or risk of injury to humans. Lockdown methods must be kept small and manageable to make them easier to use under real-life emergency situations.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the term lockdown was used for actions related to mass quarantines. Lockdowns can restrict immigration or movements in a community while providing most organizations to function normally, or limit movements or activities such that only organizations providing basic essentials and duties can operate regularly.
Impact of Lockdown
Lockdown has both impacts whether it is good or bad. If we look at the market and economical basis, it has a negative impact on the economy of that particular nation.
If we look at another aspect of the lockdown it prevents us from spreading pandemic diseases like coronavirus.
Difference between Curfew and Lockdown
|Available||Only emergency services available|
|No passes required||Special pass required|
|Mass Gathering||Prevents mass gathering||
Can only gather to avail essential commodities during relaxation
|Exemptions||Lists of exemptions available||
Very few exemptions
|Violation||Can lead to legal action||
Strict legal action
So, this is all about the lockdown. We hope you like the information and get a crystal clear meaning of Lockdown and its history.
In the next blog, we’ll discuss how you can make your quarantine time more efficient.
Till then, for more updates, stay connected and keep reading.