Analysis of Medium and Long-term Impacts of a COVID-19 Lockdown in Malawi
The National Planning Commission with technical support from the Copenhagen Consensus Center and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) has come up with a rapid cost-benfit analysis on medium and long-term impacts of a moderate lockdown (social restrictions) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi.
The purpose of this analysis is to examine the medium and long-term opportunity costs of different strategies aimed at lessening the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi.
The brief focuses on moderate lockdown measures largely referring to social restrictions as promoted through school closures as well as movement and livelihood restrictions principally minimizing social contact.
Moderate lockdown measures that promote social restrictions have a high likelihood of reducing the physical death toll in the short-term.