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Minister gives latest result of NOI Poll on Covid-19

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has given the latest result of NOI Poll on Covid-19 which was conducted this month as the last one was conducted in March.

Speaking at the Press Conference on Covid-19 in Abuja on Monday while given the result of the NOI Poll, he said on Awareness: the level of awareness across the country about Covid-19 is now above 99%, meaning nearly all Nigerians are aware of the disease.

He continued on Immunity: 28% of respondents said they believe they are immune to Covid-19 in March, the figure has now dropped to 26%, Preventive Measures : 91% of respondents said they are aware of the different preventive measures, Hand washing is now at 87%, up by 10%, Use of face masks is at 85%, up by 22%, Social distancing is at 55%, up by 43%.

He said Stigmatization has remained a concern. “In the March poll, 81% said they are willing to work with people who recover from Covid-19. That figure dropped to 78% in the current poll. Easing of Lockdown : 57% support the Easing of the lock down announced in April, while 29% did not support it.

Risk Communication: 95% said they have seen or heard advertising, publicity or any other types of information from government about Covid-19. 71% said they feel they are getting the information they need from government on Covid-19.

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