Imagine what would have happened if religious functions, social functions, conferences, marriages and birthday functions, social gatherings or normal transport would have continued for many more days.
Social distancing is the key element to prevent the Coronavirus spread. But not everyone among the masses has the ability to understand the urgency from the very beginning and own up responsibility for social distancing. It is the responsibility of each and every human being to prevent the spread. But a significant number of people failed to do it from the time that was crucial. The time for basic understanding and wisdom to prevent at individual level varies from person to person.
Social distancing to be successful has to be strict and imposed in a totality. Police patrolling, drone surveillance, camera surveillance may be needed for a longer duration in view of the current crucial phase that may lead to community transmission.
Online consultation or teleconsultations need to be strengthened to avoid unnecessary contact.
Doctors and nurses need to be protected as they can be crucial links for treatment.
As it is a totally preventable disease, so lock-down has to be more complete and strict. It cannot be left to individual wish to quarantine. Once it happens, doctors can not treat it, whereas people can prevent it from happening.
So strict Lock-down is much needed to prevent Knock-down from community spread.