Coronavirus impact: How did Modi govt arrive at 21-day lockdown period and not 14

Coronavirus impact: How did Modi govt arrive at 21-day lockdown period and not 14

Wonder why a 21-day lockdown period was imposed by the Modi government and not 14 days or less when the lockdown's long-lasting impact will be borne by the Indian economy? There is epidemiological significance as to why 21-days, discussed at length in the context of Ebola and swine flu pandemic in the recent past. According to healthcare experts, the 21-day quarantine period is derived from the data collated on coronavirus outbreak and it is decided based on calculations of the estimated time period for incubation of the virus on the human body and the time it takes to recover.

Read more at 
International Business Times, India Edition

Timeline

.......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
  • .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
.......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
  • .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
  • .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
.......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
  • .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........

In-depth coverage

Read more top Science stories on Crisp