Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 July 2020
Carlos K H Wong, Janet Y H Wong, Eric H M Tang, Chi Ho Au, Kristy T K Lau, Abraham K C Wai
- Describe and evaluate the impact of national containment measures and policies (stay-at-home orders, curfews, and lockdowns) on decelerating the increase in daily new cases of COVID-19 in 54 countries and 4 epicenters of the pandemic in different jurisdictions worldwide
- Stay-at-home, curfew, and lockdown measures commonly commenced in countries with approximately 30%, 20%, or 10% increases in daily new cases.
- All three measures were found to lower the percent increase in daily new cases to <5 within one month.