Knowledge, Awareness and Practicestowards COVID-19 in Nigeria during the Ascent Time of the COVID-19 Episode

  • Wisdom Ikpama
  • Enaohwo Taniyohwo Mamerhi
  • Okoro Ogheneyebrorue Godswill DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA

Abstract

Objective: Coronavirus disease 2019 (curtailed "COVID-19") is an enormous group of infection which causes sickness in creatures or people and later recognized in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. This examination was attempted to explore the knowledge, awareness, and practices towards COVID-19 among occupants in Nigeria during the fast ascent time of the COVID-19 episode. Methods: One thousand and eighty-six (1086) members who were of Nigerian origin, age 18 years or more who comprehended the substance of the banner took an interest in the examination. Depending on the writers' systems with neighborhood individuals living in Nigeria, a two-page enlistment banner was posted/reposted to groups in Whatsapp, twitter and, Facebook. This banner contained a short presentation on the background, objective, methodology, voluntary nature of participation, declarations of anonymity and privacy as well as the link speedy reaction code of the online questionnaire. Results: The outcomes indicated that after samples, majority of respondents ages were 30-50years (44.4%); 51.7% were males and 47.6% were females, and 15.3% of the total respondents from the 36 States in Nigeria, were Benue residents, with leading part of the respondent, 57.4% holding a Bachelor certificate, 23.7% postgraduates and 16% undergraduate. In light of information, majority of the respondents, 92.1% concurred that COVID-19 is a viral contamination, as respect, the method of transmission, lion's share of the respondent, 155(14.3%) concurred sneezing or coughing by infected persons are the major mode of transmission. Conclusion: Majority of the participants claimed that they frequently wash their hands (84.1%) and agreed that they usually employ the use of face masks (59.1%). 59.3% claimed that they took their immunity through diet and 46.5% of the participants preferredthe use of surgical mask.
Published
2020-05-19