The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV) originated in the city of Wuhan, China and has spread rapidly around the world, sending billions of people into lockdown . Consequently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) a pandemic . Given the rising concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries sent people into lockdown and advised precautionary measures like social distancing, handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser . Many countries realised that lockdown is the only solution to stop the spread of this dangerous disease . In many countries, the government and the health care professionals working day and night to identify infected people, test, and quarantine those showing symptoms of COVID-19 . Government agencies and health care workers in many countries are also advising people to keep a social distance of at least six feet from person to person and sanitise their hands if they touch anything coming from outside the home, and certainly before touching their faces . The implementation of these systems has helped in preventing the spread of the disease and reduce the number of infections of COVID-19 at any given time point (i.e., “ flatten the curve ” representing the number of COVID-19 cases). This review highlights the potential impact of putting people into lockdown and social distancing in the prevention of spreading COVID-19 disease and reducing the prevalence of COVID-19 cases.