K. Shahzadi, B. Liaqat,, A. Shahbaz, H. U. Farooq

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Covid-19 lockdown Impact on the Adult Pakistani Population

K. Shahzadi, B. Liaqat,, A. Shahbaz, H. U. Farooq



Background: COVID-19 pandemic started from Wuhan Hubei Area, China in December 2019 and by April 25th, 2020 had infected almost 2,858,000 people in 185 countries, resulting in more than 200,000 deaths. Pakistan first reported two cases was on 26th February, 2020.

Aim: To illustrate the impact of lock down during Covid-19 on adult Pakistani population.

Method: A cross sectional study was carried out from 1st June to 30th July, 2020. An online questionnaire was administered via social media and e-mailing channels, randomly dispersed to adult Pakistani population from 1st June 2020 until 30th July 2020. A self-prepared systematic questionnaire was utilized to record the responses of member. This survey included questions to check the impact of lockdown on Pakistani population behavior, health effect, income, daily routines and jobs status, demographic data, before and after lockdown (sleeping time, use of social networking and exercise time). Data analysis was performed using SPSS 24.

Results: This data exhibit lockdown impacts the day-by-day schedules and habits of individuals. Periods of rest, eating propensities and internet users have found critical contrasts. The larger part of members acknowledged the urge influenced by lockdown in their schedules and propensities.

Conclusion: Covid -19 lockdown has deistically affected all responses of life and people faced social isolation.

Keywords: Covid-19, lockdown Impact, income status, sleeping time, work from home, use of internet.

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