Coping with covid-19: Core elements of lockdown wuhan city policy

Xiaohan Wang, Leiyu Shi, Yuyao Zhang, Haiqian Chen, Gang Sun

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In order to describe the Chinese experience for the purposes of global epidemic control, the study analyzed the impact on the COVID-19 pandemic of policies adopted during the lockdown of Wuhan city. Descriptive analysis and stepwise regression analysis were performed using the official case data from January 10, 2020 to April 8, 2020. The results show that the prevention and control policies of Lockdown Wuhan City (LWC) has played a significant role in reducing new case numbers, improving COVID-19’s cure rate and reducing mortality. Among the policies of LWC, stay at home, centralized isolation of convalescent patients, launching makeshift hospitals, and centralized isolation of “the four types of personnel” that play a decisive role. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, this study provides valuable experience for other countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-385
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • COVID-19
  • China’s experience
  • Lockdown Wuhan City
  • Stepwise regression analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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