Self-Care and Preventive Measures of Coronavirus: Evidence from India

  • Manoj Kumar Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India.
  • Satyanarayan Kishan Kothe Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
  • Renu Bala Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi University IGU, Meerpur, Haryana, India.
  • Surendra Kumar Sagar Department of Zoology, Swami Shraddhanand College (University of Delhi), Delhi, India.
  • Chanam Sonia Devi Department of ACEE, Manipur University, Manipur, India
  • K. Kaveri Krishna Department of Business Development, MW Partners, Hyderabad, India
  • Kapil Kaushik Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, K.R. (P.G.) College, Mathura, UP, India.
  • Mohini Saran Research Scholar Department of Geography, Banasthali University, Jaipur, India.
Keywords: Self-Care and Preventive Measures of Coronavirus, Public Health and Health Insurance Coverage in India


Introduction: Coronavirus cases increased across countries so quickly, and in response, no country was ready to handle it. India is the most populous country; inadequate healthcare infrastructure and lack of insurance coverage were the main concerns. Here, self-care and preventive measure is the only option to deal with the pandemic and such virus.
Objective: To analyze the awareness about the self-care and preventive measures for Coronavirus in India.
Methods: This study analyses the self-care and preventive measures taken against the Coronavirus by the people in India. The study collected the data of 517 Indian respondents through the questionnaire (i.e., based on a convenience sampling technique). The statistical tools used frequency, percentage, and correlation.
Results: Most respondents reported the Coronavirus infection causes symptoms like cough, fever, shortness of breath, stomachache, sore throat, and cold (i.e., 86.3, 87.8, 81.4, 88.4, 77.4, and 72.0 percent of respondents, respectively). Most of the respondents agreed that wearing masks (77.2 percent), gloves (66.9 percent), and hand hygiene (88.8 percent) could prevent the spreading of the virus.
Conclusion: The findings concluded that most people were aware of self-care and preventive measures and Coronavirus symptoms. Social media acted as the fastest route to make people more aware of information
dissemination which prevented pandemics’ outbursts.

How to cite this article:
Kumar M, Kothe SK, Bala R, Sagar SK, Devi CS, Krishna KK, Kaushik K, Saran M. Self-Care and Preventive Measures of Coronavirus: Evidence from India. Epidem Int. 2022;7(2):6-12.



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