World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus as a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020. COVID-19 has infected more than 17,660,523 people worldwide, with more than 680,894 deaths in different regions and countries. Based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa report, as of 02 August, 2020 a cumulative total of 802,792 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 13,779 deaths have been reported across all African countries in the region. In Ethiopia the virus spreads alarmingly because the community didn’t practice the information given by Ministry of Health and the Government; as of August 2, 2020, 17,999 cases and 284 deaths. The level of panic in peoples is associated with knowledge and attitude according to Researchers. Good Knowledge, Attitude and Practice can be used to assess the current conditions and if it is used properly it plays a pivotal role to control the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the government and ministry of health must give information to the society through TV, radio and social media repeatedly. So, the aim of the current study was to assess/review the knowledge, attitude and perception of the population towards COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia.
Samuel Chane Teferi