What Do People Think about Social Distancing during this Corona Crisis? An Online Survey

  1. DR. SIDRA MANZOOR, RAWAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES ISLAMABAD
  2. DR. SAMIA LIAQAT, SHIFA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL ISLAMABAD
  3. DR. HIRA JAVAID, MAYO HOSPITAL LAHORE

Corresponding Author: Dr. Hammad Mohsin THQ Hospital Kallar Syedan Rawalpindi
drhammadmohsin1989@gmail.com
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3967531
Cite this article as: Manzoor S, Liaqat S, Javaid H. What do people think about social distancing during this corona crisis? An online survey Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(5). 85-91

ABSTRACT: Social distancing and self-isolation are effective ways to slow the spread of Covid-19. This is considered a safe distance by public health authorities who promote further measures that include curfews and lockdowns to separate people. An online survey consisting of few questions was conducted to collect all the information. People in our close relations were shared the form through emails, WhatsApp, and SMS. There were 79 males (59.85%) and 53 females (40.15%). The mean age of the participants was 33.87±2.14 years. One hundred and twenty-eight (96.97%) participants had knowledge about Covid-19 and 119 (90.15%) had knowledge about social distancing. In this study, a major chunk of our participants knew about Covid-19, social distancing, and its precautions. A lot of effort has been made by government agencies in spreading the awareness and precautionary information.

Keywords: COVID-19, Social Distancing