Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
Social distancing has proven to be the need of hour to break the chain of transmission of the pandemic novel coronavirus. India has been able to manage the infection explosion so far, so it is essential to access to what extent social distancing has been successful in combating the spread of this virus in India. This research paper aims to study the awareness and attitude of the people pertaining to social distancing in controlling the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 and to study the barriers in implementing social distancing strategies in India. Observational study design is used. Primary data is collected using online questionnaire. Purposive Sampling is used. Statistical analysis and interpretation of data collected, is done using Ms Excel and graphs. The results of the survey showed a high level of awareness and moderate level of willingness in attitude among the participants about the novel coronavirus infection. A moderate number of respondents were facing issues regarding their mental health. In conclusion, there is a lack of awareness and acceptability of strategies adopted by the Government along with several issues of mental health.
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