Coronavirus lockdowns must last six weeks to bring pandemic under control: researchers

Populations might have to endure lockdowns or stay-at-home orders of more than six weeks before the coronavirus pandemic can be brought under control in their area, researchers in the United States have said.

According to the study published this week on SSRN, an open-source journal for early-stage research, countries adopting aggressive interventions might see moderation of an outbreak after almost three weeks, control of the spread after one month, and containment after 45 days.

South China Morning Post