Dounard 2 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 24 Points View Profile 0 Dounard Beginner Asked: April 22, 2020In: Social Corner Do you think we should have a total lockdown instead of curfew? 0 Share Facebook 10 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Mark 0 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 30 Points View Profile Mark Beginner Added an answer on April 29, 2020 at 7:11 pm The reason for total lockdown is to avoid large gathering because you don’t who is carrying the virus and that should be great if it is observed but what’s the importance of this lockdown if I will still leave my house to go fetch water at the community hand pump with large community dealers since I don’t have running water in my home. Many homes that have large families consume 3 bags of rice in a month but not purchase at the same time which means the parents have to move around like sell in the market, contracts before ,let say the lockdown goes for a month or two and the government provide each home with 1 bag of rice who will account for the remaining two bags. Total lockdown is a very good thing because this was what country like Italy, Germany and other nations did to curtail the virus but it is only possible if Government can provide basic necessities. Like Japan at the close of every month citizens and non citizens receive $800 in their bank accounts. What I think government should do if they have the capacity is to divide the city into zones and conduct testing at every entrance. Secondly, they should enforce social distancing at banks, market places. Total lockdown at this time will be little hash if the need of the people are not met. Or if the government can relax the lockdown for like a month but maintain the social distancing and washing of hands for like a month for the people to get initial goods and then go with the total lockdown for like two weeks and let see the improvement. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Eric Jackson 0 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 24 Points View Profile Eric Jackson Beginner Added an answer on April 27, 2020 at 10:04 pm Looking at the current situation in my mother’s land (Liberia) the order of life of most citizens is from hands to mouths as we called it. Many bread winners go out on a daily basis to earn a living for themselves and their families, if there is going to be a total lock down many homes are going to run empty and many citizens are going to starve, there can’t be a total lock down because the government is unable to tend fully to its citizens. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Dieudonne K. Perry Monrovia , Liberia 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 192 Points View Profile Dieudonne K. Perry Pundit Added an answer on April 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm This answer was edited. Looking beyond the terms ‘curfew’ & ‘lock down’, I think we need to contextualize our approach to the fight against Covid 19. If a curfew is implemented (like now), the likelihood of an increase in our cases is very high. In light of the curfew, we still have active markets with little or no social distancing, active modes of transportation with close human contact, active banking halls, and huge crowds gathering in different places to receive ‘Charitable donations’. However, this approach allows more than 60% of the nation’s population the fluidity to fend for themselves and their families. This method debases the significance of essential entities and essential staff. In a country like ours with an economy like ours, I think that it is next to impossible for average Liberian families to adequately prepare for a total lock down. With a “from hand to mouth” economy, a total lock down might just lead to more chaos than the actual Covid 19. On the other hand, a total lock down seems like the most viable option. This option might minimize the possibility of increment in our cases. It allows the health authorities to track cases and affords them a certain level of ease in proper contact tracing. However, a total lock down could bring more problems than solutions and this is in light of the social and economic ramifications that could potentially arise as a result of a total lock down. WE ARE A DEVELOPING NATION. (Or so we claim) We need great leadership in these times. We need contextual solutions but I personally think that a blend of both (curfew & lock down) could work for us. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Telvin Jallah Added an answer on April 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm We need the lockdown + CHAINS to hold us down. We got over 400 probable cases but yet still we make fun outta this virus because it haven’t affected us personally 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Vivian-Ekie Monluo Added an answer on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 pm We need a total lockdown instead of curfew. Without total lockdown, tackling or trying to curb this disease will be a problem for Liberia. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Princess Shonuga Added an answer on April 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm Total lockdown 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Jenny Added an answer on April 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm Yes, I think the lockdown is very necessary. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Mariama Added an answer on April 24, 2020 at 11:29 am The lockdown for 8-10 weeks to see how better things will get. If there’s no improvement, then the lock down can continue. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp KJ Added an answer on April 24, 2020 at 10:59 am No, we need the lockdown. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Emmanuel Hodges 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 22 Points View Profile Emmanuel Hodges Beginner Added an answer on April 23, 2020 at 10:54 pm I think curfew will be okay , because lot of people are complaining on lot of things 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.