KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL DISTANCE AMONG RESIDENCE OF KANO METROPOLITAN, KANO STATE DURING CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
Lateefat, N. G. Imam; Aminu Sharif Hassan; A. Abdulkadir; Ashimiyu, T. Azeez; Sheriff Sangari Jen & Abdulsalam A
The study assessed knowledge of social distance among residence of Kano metropolitan, Kano State, during corona virus pandemic. Two research hypotheses were tested. The study adopted survey research design. The population for this study comprises of all residence of Kano Metropolitan visiting the markets during corona virus pandemic. The eight major markets in Kano Metropolitan are purposively and accidental sampling procedure was used to select one thousand two hundred (1,200) respondents, that is, one hundred and fifty (150) from each market was used. The split-half reliability method was employed to test the reliability of the instrument data collected was subjected to a statistical test using spearman brown formula to determine reliability index and 0.79 was obtained. Statistics tools of mean, standard deviation, standard error, frequency count and percentages were employed to organized and describe demographic information while inferential statistics of Chi-square and t-test was used to test the formulated hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that there is significant difference in knowledge of social distance among residence of Kano Metropolitan, Kano State during corona virus pandemic, and that there is no significant difference between male and female in knowledge of social distance among residence of Kano Metropolitan, Kano State during corona virus pandemic. It was then recommended that personal protective equipment's like face mask should be made available, accessible and enforce every individual to observe covid-19 protocol in public places.