Only 45% people globally staying at home despite Covid-19

24 March 2020, New Delhi

Only 45 percent people globally are adopting staying home and curtailing social interaction as a precaution to stop the spread, a new survey report said.

According to the poll, only 27 per cent Indians are staying at home or have decreased their social interactions to protect themselves from Covid-19, while 73 per cent people have not taken any precautions.

The survey also claimed that people in Italy, which has been worst hit by the pandemic with over 6,000 deaths, 93 per cent of the people are following staying back at home and are following social distancing.

At 90 per cent, Austria scored the second highest number of people staying back at home.

On the other hand, in Turkey, only 11 per cent of its population took the precautions of staying at home and social distancing.

The findings were revealed by the IANS-CVoter-Gallup International Association Corona Tracker 1 that was conducted in 22 countries around the world, with more than 22,000 respondents interviewed in an exclusive first Global Poll on Covid-19.

In each country, a representative sample of men and women was interviewed over the last two weeks either face to face, via telephone or online.

(with inputs from Agencies)

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