With over 4.5 billion people under some form of lockdown, concern is mounting about the economic, social and adverse health effects resulting from these restrictions, including disruption in non-COVID-19 related health care and an increasing number of families being thrown into poverty. Policymakers need to balance the clear benefits of lockdown measures in containing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 against growing concerns about their negative effects


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Sheikh, A., Sheikh, A., Sheikh, Z., Dhami, S. & Sridhar, D. 2020, 'What’s the way out? Potential exit strategies from the COVID-19 lockdown', Journal of Global Health, 10(1), article no: 010370. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.10.010370

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