The world throughout has seen many epidemic diseases. The scale at which the respiratory contagious disease COVID-19 is unparalleled. There is no cure developed so the only solution is prevention. The only solution now is social distancing which is being enforced by the governments of different countries through the lock down. This disease has more than three quarters of the world in lock down. India has never faced such an outbreak. A lock down has never been enforced in India. This article with respect to the current health crisis examines the difference between a lock down and a curfew.