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Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020
Quantifying the Impact of Lockdown Syndrome - An Emerging Threat to Indian Society
Dr. Anis A. B. Choudhery | Simeen Rumani
Abstract: Objective: Scientists throughout the world felt importance and urgency of discovering the nature of the virus and measure the destructive capability of SARS-CoV-2 since its, emergence at Wuhan. The impact quantification of health damages caused by COVID-19 helped us in timely mitigation of pandemic and its treatment. Lockdown is being used by many countries as preventive measures from current epidemic. Indian government also imposed lockdowns at nationwide since 25th March 2020. But containment of human population with fear of affecting from pandemic during 100 days of lockdown impact badly on human health, mental health and caused damage on Indian society which could be study under umbrella of lockdown syndrome. This paper is based on the quantification of impact of lockdown syndrome in various segments of society. Methods: Data from 772 people of selective working classes across the India were interviewed during lockdown and studied their responses with the help of experts to quantify the impact. Results: Our results show that impact is long-lasting and dynamic in nature in Indian society. Migrant workers were found suffering more than any other class, unfortunately it is state of great confusion, not the economic loss which impact badly on their emotional loss and they decided to return back to their villages and just after a month time started back towards cities. Housewives, children and aged section of society suffered much due to lockdown. Conclusion: Society need to learn, practice and prepare to survive with contagious diseases by using modern technologies. Peaceful coexistence is only solution, otherwise we are well aware that most of medicines has side-effects and sometime side effects are life threatening. Lockdown syndrome is side effect of pandemic control program and causes more damage than the pandemic.
Keywords: Pandemic, health status, mental condition, behaviour pattern, Lockdown syndrome
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,
Pages: 193 - 197