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Anxiety refers to Intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating and feeling of tiredness is how WHO defines anxiety. COVID 19 pandemic has increased the global anxiety level. The relatives and acquaintances infected with COVID - 19 is a risk factor for increasing the anxiety level. Self-administered questionnaires were designed based on knowledge attitude, and practice. The participants were in the age group of 18 - 60 years and belonged to the Chennai population. The questions were validated and distributed using google forms. After receiving enough responses, the data was collected and statistically analysed. The knowledge and awareness of COVID 19 are high in the Chennai population. Along with an increase in the anxiety level in the context of COVID 19. The results show the need for social support to alleviate stress and improve mental health.
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