Public Knowledge about COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Psychic Condition of Indonesian Society

Diana Laila Ramatillah, Hanif Fadjar Alam, Mairo Hamid Ipadeola, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Stefanus Lukas, Nina Jusnita, Diah Ramadhani


The research goals are to determine how Indonesian people know about COVID-19 and the impact the community has felt due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This study uses a survey method using a research instrument in a questionnaire distributed to Indonesian society through social media. 96% of respondents had the right level of knowledge about COVID-19, regarding the origin of the disease, the symptoms they felt, the mode of transmission, and how to prevent the Corona Virus. Moreover, more than 80% of respondents stated that they felt the impact of COVID-19 so much that it affected the respondents' daily activities. More than 80% of Indonesian people already have a good knowledge regarding COVID-19, and the community's psychological condition is very disturbed due to the impact caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. The novelty of this study is the first article in Indonesia, which reports about knowledge of COVID-19 and its impact on the psychic condition of Indonesian society.

Keywords: COVID-19, knowledge, impact, Indonesia, prevention.

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