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Total lockdown will not work, says public health expert

GEORGE TOWN: An expert with an international medical group said having a total lockdown to reduce the spread of Covid-19 does not work, as it will only cause economic hardship to a large section of society.

Dr Leena Menghaney, who is the New Delhi-based regional lead for Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said the focus should be a ban on social gatherings, especially those taking place indoors, to ensure that the infection rate can be reduced.

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