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Aim And Introduction
COVID-19 is a mild to severe respiratory illness caused due to a coronavirus. It was first reported in Wuhan , China in December 2019. The symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Adolescents are the ones who are affected the most because they don’t get the fun that they usually get.The main aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge level of adolescents towards the precautionary measures that has to be taken during COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials And Methods
This is an online survey conducted among adolescents in the month of May 2020,through a questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of 11 questions and was circulated among the participants. The sample size of the study was 100.The statistics done using SPSS software, chi square test was done to check the association and a p value of 0.05 was said to be statistically significant and the results were tabulated accordingly.
100 percent of the participants were aware about the symptoms of COVID-19. 93% of the participants think that wearing a mask in public places prevents COVID-19 spread.99% of the participants strongly believe that lockdown is essential.
From the study, it is evident that adolescents were aware about the precautionary measures that had to be practiced till the pandemic comes to an end.