68pc Pakistan strongly supports national lockdown
ISLAMABAD: Three out of 4 Pakistanis (75%) think that the COVID-19 crisis is a big threat to them personally. Women and respondents under the age of 30 consider the infection to be a higher threat, according to the Coronavirus Coronavirus Pakistan survey based on 650 telephone interviews by Gallup Pakistan.
Since March, a 5 percent increase has been witnessed in the proportion of Pakistanis who fear viruses that infect them or loved ones. Women (77%) and respondents under 30 years (71%) were the most afraid, the survey said. The survey found that 3 out of 4 Pakistanis hoped that things would return to normal in June. Respondents from Sindh (82%) are the most optimistic. It said 69% of Pakistanis said that the people around them took the threat of COVID-19 seriously. Respondents from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took it most seriously (86%).
Since the previous wave, a 15% decrease in the percentage of Pakistanis who believe that the threat of coronavirus is excessive – shows that more and more people are now aware of the severity of the outbreak. 1 in 2 Pakistanis (52%) said that a male member of their family went to pray on Friday last week. 86% of respondents in the KP claimed the same thing. 1 in 2 Pakistanis (52%) said that a male member of their family went to pray on Friday last week.
The survey said that since March, a 17% increase had been witnessed in the proportion of Pakistanis who argued that the federal government of Pakistan controlled the corona virus situation very well. 18% continue to disagree.
More than 3 out of 4 Pakistanis (78%) are satisfied with how the provincial government controls the coronavirus situation. Respondents from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were the most satisfied (90%).
Most Pakistanis (61%) trust television about coronavirus information. 18% more men than women consider social media as a trusted source of information. Respondents of more than 50+ are more likely to trust the newspaper. 68% of Pakistanis strongly support national coronavirus locking, while 1 in 4 (23%) does not support it at all. the greater proportion of women (34%) also does not support locking.
Four out of 5 Pakistanis say that coronavirus is a threat to their work or business, with 69% believing that it is a very high threat. Four out of 5 Pakistanis claim to know someone who lost his job during the closure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The majority of Pakistanis (61%) say that their household financial situation is worse than 6 months ago.
Almost equally in public opinion on the household financial situation after six months: 40% said it would be bad while 41% said it would be good. The alarming spread and severity of the COVID-19 outbreak has caused deep concern for the world. 1,274,923 people have been infected globally, more than 69,000 people have died and 260,484 people have recovered so far. As the number of countries and people infected, and the number of deaths increase, there is panic growing among countries around the world.
The Pakistani government has urged citizens to quarantine themselves and keep physical interaction to a minimum because the number of cases continues to increase every day. Partial locking was implemented in various provinces to slow the rate of spread, and ‘smooth the curve’.
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