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Ismail Y. Maolood

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The currently pandemic virus called SARS-CoV-2 is an international health issue that we have interacted with since World War II. The virus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019 and has since spread worldwide. Globally, the number of cases is increasing, with new cases being reported in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. This paper is intended to analyze 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors toward the substance within the general population in the city of Sulaymaniyah. The study was conducted as a cross-sectional survey with 100 adults from various locations throughout Sulaymaniyah. These places were selected based on the ease of access for survey participants (location and collaboration). A survey questionnaire was structured to gather details regarding gender, age, ethnicity, and education level for all respondents. Other metrics assess details on the illness, its origin, method of transmission, symptoms and indications, incubation time, transmission period, and prevention steps. Eventually, we regained that people have been given enough instructions by the ministry of world health and social media. The majority of Sulaymaniyah residents are aware of how to protect themselves against COVID-19. The results suggest that clear messaging from government and health agencies are required to increase awareness and attitudes and that health promotion campaigns are needed to improve knowledge and attitudes.


Health authorities, Knowledge, attitudes, and practices, Novel coronavirus 2019 Sulaymaniyah

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