Lockdown is an effective ‘vaccine’ against COVID-19: A message from India

Keywords: Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, India, lockdown

Abstract

This communication stresses the importance of the complete lockdown of a developing nation as a powerful tool against COVID-19 acting as a ‘vaccine’. India has been under complete lockdown since 24th March 2020 in addition to other measures emphasized by the Indian Government such as promoting hand washing, social distancing, and use of face masks. A strict lockdown is suggested as an effective measure for containing the novel Corona virus infection transmission worldwide.

Author Biographies

Kewal Krishan, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dr Kewal Krishan is a renowned forensic anthropologist and presently serving as Associate Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He passed his BSc (Hons.), MSc (Hons.) and PhD from Panjab University, India. He is well known for his contributions to forensic anthropology in Indian populations. He published more than 195 research articles in international and national journals of repute including high impact and reputed journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine and The Lancet. Dr. Krishan has contributed to the advancement of Forensic Science and its applications in Indian populations. He has devised many methods of criminal investigation and formulae to be used in the criminal investigation process.

 

He contributed invited chapters to the most coveted Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2013) and Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2016) published by Elsevier. He is the Editor and on the panel of editors of various reputed international forensic journals such as Forensic Science International, Medicine Science and the Law etc. He has been awarded the fellowship of Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, London for his contributions to forensic anthropology in india.

His research has been cited by more than 5200 studies in the scientific literature.

His Wikipedia profile is available at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewal_Krishan_(forensic_anthropologist)

Tanuj Kanchan, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur, India

Additional Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
1.
Krishan K, Kanchan T (2020) Lockdown is an effective ‘vaccine’ against COVID-19: A message from India. J Infect Dev Ctries 14:545-546. doi: 10.3855/jidc.12931
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic