As the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia increase, suggestions on how to address the issue have come from all corners. One common suggestion — a strategy that has been carried out in some other countries – is to stop and human movement and traffic, also known as lockdown and/or regional quarantine. The governor of Jakarta is one who has suggested to “close” the Jakarta region in order to minimize the spread of the virus. To lockdown a city or region is a big undertaking; thus, a number of questions must be answered before option for such policy. What are the main objectives? What are the underlying references? Would a lockdown really support the attainment of the said objectives? Let’s elaborate further.