Zero Covid Strategy
Zero covid strategy aims to bring down the COVID-19 infection numbers to manageable levels by putting in place strict lockdowns, travel restrictions and closing of borders. During the initial days of the pandemic, the strategy helped the countries strengthen their healthcare capacity required for responding to surging COVID-19 cases.
With the international community witnessing increasing number of COVID-19 cases following the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant, experts are questioning the viability of the zero covid strategy. Many countries are shifting their focus to increasing the vaccine coverage and imposing fewer lockdowns.