43% Pakistanis say they have not taken precautionary measures against virus
PESHAWAR: A Gallup International Snap Poll said Tuesday that 43% of Pakistanis say they have not taken any precautionary measures to protect themselves from coronavirus yet – the highest percentage of citizens from 28 nations polled.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women from across the four provinces was asked the following question, “Which of the following precautionary procedures, if any, have you adopted to protect yourself from this virus: Using medical masks, wearing gloves, using hand sanitizer, washing hands frequently, staying in the house/limiting social interaction, self-quarantining?”
In response to this question, 26% Pakistanis say they are now using medical masks for protection against coronavirus, 13% say they are wearing hand gloves, 10% claim to be using hand sanitizer, 43% agree that they are washing their hands more frequently, 20% say they are limiting their social interaction by staying in the house, 3% admit to be self-quarantining while a high 43% admit that they have not taken any precautionary procedures yet.
Globally, 33% say they are now using medical masks for protection against coronavirus, 15% say they are wearing hand gloves, 54% claim to be using hand sanitizer, 78% agree that they are washing their hands more frequently, 54% say they are limiting their social interaction by staying home, 14% admit to be self-quarantining while 9% admit that they have not taken any precautionary procedures yet.
In India, 70% say they are now using medical masks for protection against coronavirus, 13% say they are wearing hand gloves, 64% claim to be using hand sanitizer, 82% agree that they are washing their hands more frequently, 60% say they are limiting their social interaction by staying home, 16% admit to be self-quarantining.
In Afghanistan, 74% say they are now using medical masks for protection against coronavirus, 32% say they are wearing hand gloves, 52% claim to be using hand sanitizer, 80% agree that they are washing their hands more frequently, 34% say they are limiting their social interaction by staying home, 4% admit to be self-quarantining while 12% admit that they have not taken any precautionary procedures yet.
These findings have emerged out of a special 28-country research conducted by Gallup International (founded by the world-renowned scholar and pollster Dr. George Gallup in 1947). The survey in Pakistan was done by Gallup Pakistan, Pakistan’s oldest and trusted survey firm, working since 1979. The study comprised internationally of 24,652 respondents covering different ethnicities, regions, age and gender. – PPI