International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 10, Part E (2020)
Psychosocial impact of COVID-19 to general population in India
Coronavirus, also named COVID 19 by WHO (World Health Organization) is a pandemic disease which spread from the city of Wuhan in late November 2019. It’s a highly contagious virus and can spread from one individual to another through suspended droplets and can be contracted through the mouth, nose and eyes. At present the virus has spread to almost all regions of the world and bought the world to a standstill. The psychosocial consequences from the fallout of the pandemic, like depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, financial loss, rise in domestic violence are a cause of worry, especially those working in the mental health community. Various measures can be adopted to prevent the spread of the virus, such as social distancing, exercising and using indigenous medicine and staying connected through phone to prevent a feeling of loneliness and depression. In conclusion, one should not worry excessively or get panicky and instead follow the guidelines laid down by the government and the WHO. It is also noted that many people have recovered from the illness and the mortality rate is low at around 3%-5%. Medical colleges and Universities and associations across the country have come together as a mark of solidarity and provided valuable assistance in these difficult times. Their efforts need to be applauded.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Dinkar Kumar. Psychosocial impact of COVID-19 to general population in India. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(10):288-291.