Social Sciences & Psychology

Social Sciences & Psychology

Evidence of Citizens Obedience to Self-Quarantine: A Temporary Anti-dote to the Spread of Coronavirus

Pages: 14  ,  Volume: 53  ,  Issue: 1 , May   2020
Received: 03 Jun 2020  ,  Published: 04 June 2020
Views: 63  ,  Download: 23

Authors

# Author Name
1 Ujunwa Perpetua Ezeachikulo
2 Ekene Francis Okagbue
3 Faith Ihedi Anyalebechi

Abstract

Since the emergence of COVID-19, it has been growing beyond borders affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals from different countries and causing lots of deaths. This deadly pandemic virus has propelled various countries laboratory scientists to painstakingly look for the vaccine and cure of this virus, apparently it seems that the cure is still on process. But in the meantime, it appears that citizens self-quarantining, social distancing and self-isolating are the temporary antidotes to quench the incessant spread of this deadly virus. This study highlighted the statistical evidences of the spread of the coronavirus in four countries which the analysis focused on the total laboratory confirmed cases and deaths cases in China, Italy, USA and Nigeria.  Simultaneously, it also evaluated the relevance of citizens obeying to the rules and decisions of their governments in the fight of this deadly virus, by comparing the benefits and consequences of early and late movement restrictions and total lockdown by the government. Citizens obedience and insubordination to the lockdown rules have a significant influence on the declining and increasing rate of this coronavirus as shown in the study. This paper adopted comparative data analysis methodology of most infected countries with novel coronavirus after and before the lockdown of countries like China, Italy, USA and Nigeria. Furthermore, the analysis and comparison for this research study was cover from December 31, 2019 to March 31, 2020 which the data was analyzed both in daily basis for confirmed cases and monthly for confirmed death cases.

Keywords

  • Self-Isolation
  • Self-Quarantine
  • Social Distancing
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19
  • Citizen's Obedience
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