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Research Paper | Food & Nutrition | India | Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020
Precautions Necessary to Fight COVID-19: Knowledge and Practice among Urban Population
Abstract: Corona virus is a disease with no known medications available. Precautions announced are mostly physical measures, to avert the disease. This study is planned to assess how much is understood and are following. Twenty multiple-choice questions were framed related to physical measures. One hundred twenty five people participated in the quiz. The answers were consolidated and presented as percentages. Participants who are aware of incubation period of the Corona Virus and social distancing are 95.2 and 76 percent respectively. The knowledge about the life of the virus on various surfaces like copper, cardboard, plastic and stainless steel was correctly answered by31.2, 84.8, 39.2, and 51.2percent respectively. Knowledge about the zones was 72.8percent. Finally, self-discipline to fight Corona Virus and a nourishing diet to improve immunity was felt necessary by 63.2 and 68.8 percent respectively. Every participant is expected to know and follow all precautionary measures, but answers were otherwise, indicating the necessity to continue educating the people. Therefore, remedial measures were planned. Precautionary measures were recorded and were played for three days and after every lockdown in the colonies. Messages were telecasted through various TV channels and messages were sent to all those who participated in the quizzes. Masks were prepared and distributed to the workers working during the lockdown period; food was also distributed in several rounds.
Keywords: Lockdown, social distancing, masks, incubation period, immunity, self-discipline
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020,
Pages: 626 - 628