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KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS: A SURVEY FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Mohit Sharma* and Dr. Smriti Arora
Introduction: With over three million affected cases, most of the countries in the world are facing the big challenge in the form of the novel coronavirus. Different strategies are adopted by the governments to tackle this pandemic in the form of public awareness, lockdown, etc. The role of the general public is very crucial in the fight with this outbreak. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and perception of general public regarding novel coronavirus. Methods: A cross-sectional, web based survey was conducted among the general public of India, including 156 participants with voluntary participation in the last week of April 2020. A survey instrument was used for assessing the knowledge and perception of the participants towards novel coronavirus. Results: Descriptive statistics was used for analysis. Majority of the participants were students and 18-24 years of age. The mostly used sources of information were news, media and government official websites. Majority of the participants (53.20%) were having poor knowledge regarding the disease whereas about two third of the participants (69.20%) showed a good perception towards the disease. Conclusion: There is a need for knowledge improvement in the general public to face the ongoing challenges related to the novel coronavirus when a lot of wrong information is being circulated on various whatsapp groups.[Full Text Article]