PUBLIC PERCEPTION ABOUT SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC IN DISTRICT FAISALABAD PAKISTAN
COVID-19 has had serious consequences on the socioeconomic lives of people worldwide. This study examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the socioeconomic conditions of people in the district of Faisalabad, Pakistan. A multi-stage sampling technique was used for this purpose. In the first stage, the Faisalabad District was selected randomly. In the second stage, two tehsils, Faisalabad City and Faisalabad Saddar, were selected, and two Union Councils were selected for each selected tehsil. Two colonies were selected from each Union Council. Selections were performed at each stage using a simple random sampling technique. In the third stage, 25 respondents were selected from each area using systematic sampling techniques. Thus, 200 participants were selected from the selected areas. In the fourth stage, data were collected through A carefully planned interview schedule aligned with the research objectives. The data that was gathered was subjected to analysis through the utilization of SPSS. The data that was gathered underwent analysis through the utilization of descriptive statistical methods. The results of this analysis are then presented in a visual format, such as tables and figures. The results of the study revealed that the majority of respondents indicated that COVID-19 had impacted their socioeconomic lives in terms of a reduction in income, disturbance in education due to the closure of educational institutes, and increased fear of the spread of the pandemic. Furthermore, this study also revealed that the prices of basic necessities of life increased significantly, which in turn increased economic hardship for the poor. The results showed a significant relationship between respondents’ perceptions and their economic, social, public health, and educational implications.
Key Words: COVID-19, Public Perception, Socioeconomic impacts, Outbreak, Faisalabad.
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