Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Knowledge and Awareness: A Survey of Thiruvallur District, Tamilnadu

  • C Vijai Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0041-7466
  • D Joyce Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Corona virus, COVID - 19, MERS, Pandemic, Outbreak, Social Distance, Lock Down, Work from home

Abstract

Objectives: To the level of awareness, attitudes, and practices related to coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic among the public in Thiruvallur District, Tamilnadu.
Methods: A prospective study was conducted in Thiruvallur District, Tamilnadu. A total number of 316 Respondents. (Male 161, Female 151 and Prefer not to say 4). Data were processed and analyzed by the Statistical Package for social science. A chi-square test was used to investigate the level of association among variables at the significance level of p<0.05.
Result: A total of 316 respondents, the majority was male, and it is found that the majority of respondents are below 31-40 years of age group. The majority of respondents (89.9%) are having awareness about COVID19 and the majority of respondents Information regarding COVID-19 from Newspaper and television news. The majority of the respondents identified prevention methods, including washing hands (87.7%), using antiviral & antibacterial (76.3%), and wearing a mask (82.6 %) Most of the participants (73.1 %) say health Department is doing well.
Conclusion: Coronaviruses (COVID 19) has a huge impact on society and the economy. It takes at least three to five years to get a balanced economy. Moreover, Unemployment will become a big problem. Though we have enough awareness, we have to be very alert that we have to protect ourselves until we find preventive medicine.

Published
2020-07-01
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