Regional lockdown based on virus level

Instead of outright country lockdowns move to a more regional level where some cities/regions can still operate. Travel in and out of locked regions minimized and said region reverting back to lockdown status.

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Such a plan may lessen the impact on spread and economic damage and also allow more focused responses regarding limited testing and ppe.

by Step on May 05, 2020 at 01:29PM

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Based on: 22 votes


  • Posted by Mariam May 05, 2020 at 13:35

    I agree.
  • Posted by JDalgleish May 05, 2020 at 13:41

    Good idea. We need to aggressively target the virus. This will allow for regional responses. If local communities feel that the measures are relevant to their situation, compliance will be far greater.
  • Posted by SrRonaldo May 05, 2020 at 13:45

    No ! A n infection knows no boundaries. One for all. All for one !!
  • Posted by EK85 May 05, 2020 at 15:07

    I expect it would be a sensible option to do test and trace on some of the islands which are cut off because in and out traffic is easy to police. There are barely any cases on Orkney for example. I see no reason why they couldn't have special dispensation.
  • Posted by Buzz May 06, 2020 at 12:48

    This approach should be implemented alongside a track/trace/isolate strategy. Lockdown could be applied at any geographic level desired and, with a TTI strategy in place, this would facilitate some safe relaxation of restrictions. In the event of a 'spike' in cases, it would be relatively simple to impose regional lockdowns. Obviously it would need to be policed (unfortunately) but this is already the case. What is essential in a large town or city, is not relevant to rural areas. The current 'one size fits all' is inappropriate and unnecessary.
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