Curfews and lockdowns were imposed across several countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a team of scientists from the University of California, these measures have helped immensely in suppressing the spread of this virus.
These scientists examined six different countries including China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, and America. With all the stats at hand, they studied the impacts of lockdowns and travel bans on the spread of COVID-19.
It was predicted that had America not imposed a lockdown, it would have suffered from a shocking 4.8 million more COVID-19 cases than it already has. Putting the stats of all six countries together, nearly 68 million cases were prevented owing to these measures.
Scientists believe that the number of the currently reported COVID-19 cases is far less worldwide than the actual number. This partly because of the inefficiency or unavailability of testing kits across underdeveloped countries.