To understand the seriousness of the situation (from a legal point of view) see the reactions of the press to the measures of the real Socialism of China before they were adopted in the West «… The international community should support all efforts to end this outbreak, but human rights should not be a casualty to the coronavirus crisis. The WHO declares that core principles of human rights and health includes accountability, equality and non-discrimination and participation. … China is not a democracy and the people cannot remove their leaders from power for governance failures related to the coronavirus outbreak.”
Then the same model of real Socialism was adopted in the West, and the the press itself did not think that politicians should have been removed.
Note that the Society lockdown measures taken for Coronavirus provide for a “home arrest” of the whole population (instead of the “bracelet” we think of tracking via GPS of smartphones). A measure that is actually a “preventive arrest”, until then legalized only in the Dictatorships: now a person is arrested because it is thought that it could cause harm to other people (without knowing whether he is healthy or contaminated).