As we complete a month of being under lockdown and with another 10 odd days to go for it to end, the issue uppermost in our minds is our exit strategy. The exit strategy needs to answer three important questions in our fight against COVID-19:
Which districts are more important to release from the lockdown to ease supply constraints and revive the economy?
Which districts need to continue to be under some form of a lockdown? What benchmarks do we use to decide if a district can lift the lockdown and move to social distancing?
How do we shape the narrative to internal and external stakeholders to convey the unique aspects of India’s response to COVID-19?
In this research paper, we seek to provide answers to these questions