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The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is rapidly spreading and it originates from Wuhan City of Hubei Province of China. Various preventive interventions or measures mainly social distancing, or physical distancing are taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease. Many countries globally have announced lockdown, a state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure in order to regain control. So the aim of this study is to evaluate the Perception of the general public on social distancing and lockdown. A cross sectional survey was conducted with a self structured questionnaire consisting of 15 questions about lockdown and social distancing and distributed to 100 general public members as a random sample of both gender through social networking sites. The survey had an overall response rate of 100 . The resulting data have been analysed using statistical software. The World Health Organization had notified that during previous such coronavirus outbreaks like SARS, human-to-human transmission occurred primarily through droplets, contacts, and fomites and the danger is amplified due to the lack of a vaccine and effective therapeutic agents against this novel virus so following social distancing and lockdown strictly is the best way to prevent transmission of the virus to others and to reduce the cases. Most of the participants(general public ) have positive opinion on following lockdown and social distancing for covid 19 pandemic and they are aware about the importance of lockdown and social distancing .