Research Paper | Food Science | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020
Knowledge on Corona Virus COVID-19 Lockdown Precautions
Dr. C Anjali Devi
Abstract: India is one those countries where number of Corona Virus COVID 19 cases are increasing in all its states. A study was planned to know the awareness of the precautionary measures to contain the spread of virus. An online quiz competition was conducted during the first lockdown period on 20 April 2020 to assess the awareness of the precautionary measures. Twenty questions are planned with questions related to when and who announced corona to be pandemic, survival of the corona on various surfaces, and personal precautionary measures to be taken. The first announcement was circulated to 500 people asking them to register, Only 125people registered from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai. Those who registered were highly qualified, working as software engineers, engineers, doctors - professors, bank officers, dieticians, post graduate students and postgraduate homemakers. Two hours time was given to answer and the answers were given individually. Question on month of announcement of Corona Virus, meaning of pandemic, technical name of Corona Virus organization declaring Corona Virus as pandemic, correct answers were given by 64 percent, 89.6, 65.6 and 85.6 percent respectively. With regard to type of infection, incubation period, and social distancing norms the percentages are 74.4, 95.2 and 76.0 respectively. Period of survival of virus on surfaces of copper, cardboard, plastic and stainless steel is collected. Percentage of people answering correctly ranged between 31.2 to 84.8. Knowledge about various zones and criteria of changing from one to another indicated that everyone were aware of red zone while the meaning of the containment zone, orange zone and green zone, criteria for changing from orange to green, red to green correct answers were given by 71.4, 64.3, 57.1, 78.6, and 64.3 respectively. Two final questions were on requirement for protecting oneself against Corona Virus and how to get immunity. The anticipated answer was self-discipline and taking nourishing diet to get immunity 85.7 and 92.9 percent answered accordingly. Keeping the uncertainty in answers, remedial measures were planned. Preventive measures and the procedures to be followed were recorded and the tape was played every day for one week, the same was repeated after every lockdown with additions and deletions if any. Three hundred reusable masks were stitched by us with the material we had at home. Mask and a Dettol soap was given to all municipal and sanitary workers who were working during the dock down period and to senior citizens of the colony.
Keywords: COVID-19, Corona Virus, Pandemic, Zones, Immunity, Self-discipline, Masks
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,
Pages: 71 - 73