Effects of Lockdown Lifting on COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in
Pakistan: A Statistical Analysis
AbstractWe present a timely evaluation of health effects of COVID-19 related
lockdown events in Pakistan. Using parametric t tests and non-parametric
Wilcoxon signed ranks tests we find that the coronavirus cases and
deaths in the four-weeks after lockdown lifting are significantly
greater than those reported over the same time periods during lockdown.
This paper is meant to aid in handling interventions to manage COVID-19
outbreak across the Asia and Pacific region, especially to the ones that
have similar settings of health care systems and economic development.
However, the direct economic and environmental effects of imposing and
easing lockdown measures remain a matter of further investigation.