Pakistan COVID-19 Survey : Parents Want Schools to be Closed

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A recent survey carried out by Ipsos, a multinational global market research consulting firm, has revealed that 49% of Pakistani parents are reluctant to send their children to schools amid the resurging Coronavirus outbreak.

Titled ‘Worsening COVID-19 Realities and Diminishing Threat Perceptions’, the survey was carried out between 28 October and 4 November in which 1,072 people participated.

According to the survey, the Coronavirus threat perception across the country has declined despite the rising number of cases. Back in April, when there were 2,000 cases and 25 deaths nationwide, 50% of Pakistanis had considered the Coronavirus disease as a threat to themselves while 83% had termed it as a threat to the country.

However, now, when the country’s Coronavirus tally stands near 360,000 cases and the death toll has crossed 7,000, only 35% of Pakistanis consider the viral infection as a threat to themselves while 43% think the pandemic is a threat to Pakistan.