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KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE OF THE DEBRE MARKOS AND BURIE TOWN PUBLIC TOWARDS COVID-19

Haymanot Tewabe, Tebkew Amare, Getnet Techane, Siserash Wale

 

ABSTRACT: Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This study aimed to assess the knowledge, practice, and attitude of the Debre Markos and Burie town public towards the COVID-19 disease. Method: We conducted a cross-sectional survey on 384 voluntary participants in Debre Markos and Burie town. The analysis was done by using SPPS software (version 20.0). The level of significance was set at a 95% confidence interval (P< 0.05). Result: Most of the participants respond that COVID-19 is a dangerous virus all over the globe. The main source of information to the disease is social-medias, internet, health education, and news from television and radios. Almost most of the participants respond that using a face mask, proper handwashing, and maintaining social distance are the main methods of COVID-19 disease prevention. Conclusion: In general most of the study participants were had good knowledge, a positive attitude, and better protective measures towards coronavirus disease 2019.

KEY WORDS: COVID-19, KAPS, and Ethiopia

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