I see Malaysia is a country that is quite good in dealing with Covid-19, so the transmission of this pandemic is not too extensive. (Ali Taufik from Indonesia)
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Public knowledge, perception and communication behavior surrounding COVID-19 in Malaysia
preprintposted on 09.04.2020, 22:06 authored by Khayriyyah Mohd HanafiahKhayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah, Chang Da Wan
The COVID-19 pandemic is the first to occur in an age of hyperconnectivity. This paper presents results from an online anonymous survey conducted in Malay, English, and Chinese, during the first week of the Movement Control Order in Malaysia (n=1075), which aimed to examine public knowledge, perception and communication behavior in the Malaysian society in the face of a sudden outbreak and social distancing measures. Although the level of public knowledge, risk perception and positive communication behavior surrounding COVID-19 was high, a majority of respondents reported receiving a lot of questionable information. Multinomial logistic regression further identified that responses to different items varied significantly across respondent survey language, gender, age, education level and employment status.
Declaration of conflicts of interestNone to declare.
Corresponding author firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead author countryMalaysia
Lead author job roleHigher Education Lecturer
Lead author institutionUniversiti Sains Malaysia
Ethics statementAnonymous online survey (non-interventional) urgently conducted, retrospective ethics under application.
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