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COVID infection is the current pandemic outbreak which is a global emergency in more than 150 countries. This has bought the entire nation to a halt. Health officials and medical professionals are strugglingto prevent the transmission of this highly contagious disease. Awarenessof the current outbreak is essential. Risk ofspreading the virus is heightened in rural areas. Reasons for high chances in such areas are due to a number of factors, limited supply of clean water and limited availability of food. Low level of nutrients, ill-equipped and insufficient public health and district hospitals. The survey was distributed online to around 100 participants of various rural areas of Tamil , and the inclusive criteria were age, sex, presence of Medical conditions and awareness on COVID infections, mode of transmission and if any preventive measures were used by them. The results reveal that around 98% of the study population are aware and have enough knowledge about the virus, and 2% of individuals show a lack of awareness. High preventive measures were adopted by the people, like social distancing, covering faces with masks and not touching their faces often. The study concludes that there is awareness of COVID and it’s prevention among the people of the rural areas. Wide preventive measures are taken to control the spread of the infection. Also, there is a high awareness of the symptoms seen in suffering patients.

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COVID 19 rural population prevention methods awareness symptoms transmission

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Kushali R, & Geetha R V. (2020). Awareness and prevention of covid-19 infection among rural populations. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 667-674. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3064