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Awareness and Readiness of COVID-19 among Bangladeshi Residents

Version 1 : Received: 21 May 2020 / Approved: 23 May 2020 / Online: 23 May 2020 (10:25:16 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 25 June 2020 / Approved: 25 June 2020 / Online: 25 June 2020 (15:57:11 CEST)

How to cite: Saha, M.; Saha, G. Awareness and Readiness of COVID-19 among Bangladeshi Residents. Preprints 2020, 2020050370 Saha, M.; Saha, G. Awareness and Readiness of COVID-19 among Bangladeshi Residents. Preprints 2020, 2020050370

Abstract

Bangladesh has adopted some special steps to control the quick spread of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. However, the local residents’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards the disease have a direct impact on the success of the controlling measures taken by the state. This article explores knowledge (K) about preventions, attitude (A) to the disease, and practices (P) of preventing COVID-19 situation of the young age groups residing in Bangladesh. Quantitative data were collected online using a KAP questionnaire from 932 participants. Results show the population is generally aware of the symptoms, keeping social distance by staying home and are concerned about re-spreading after the lock-down period. However, they are quite unsure about the possible medicines frequently talked about in the media and the necessity of avoiding animal protein. One of the major limitations is, these findings should not be generalized due to the low number of participants compared to the total population in Bangladesh.

Subject Areas

Awareness; Readiness; Covid-19; Bangladesh; Knowledge; Attitude; Practice

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Received: 25 June 2020
Commenter: Goutam Saha
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Modified the title. Update the abstract and results and discussion sections. Added theoretical framework and Statistical analysis using two-sided T-test.
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