Lifting the lockdown: what are the options for low and middle-income countries? [post]

Rajiv Chowdhury, Shammi Luhar, Nusrat Khan, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Imran Matin, Oscar H Franco
2020 unpublished
To limit the social, economic and psychological damage caused by strict social distancing interventions, many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are seeking to ease restrictions. However, it is unknown what a 'safe reopening' entails in LMICs given suboptimal diagnostic and surveillance capabilities. Here we discuss three community-based public health measures (sustained mitigation, zonal lockdown and dynamic rolling lockdowns) which seek to adequately balance the public health and
more » ... health and economic priorities. Each of these options have limitations and prerequisites that may be context-specific and should be considered before implementation, including implementation and maintenance costs, social and economic costs, context-specific epidemic growth and the existing health resources.
doi:10.31235/ fatcat:h7qssqfj65an3opsxqyhrhzfca