Are lockdowns effective at stopping the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Nov 12, 20

A lockdown was effective at helping Italy control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

After Italy imposed a strict lockdown in early March 2020, the number of cases reached its peak on March 26 and by late April, the R-factor had fallen to 0.8 with only about half as many new cases daily. By August 5, daily new cases had dropped to about 7% of the peak number.