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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) |Volume VI, Issue X, October 2022|ISSN 2454-6186

Promoting Compliance to Covid-19 prevention Protocol: Health Education Action Point

Ukandu, Chidiebere. P.*, Echewendu, Ezinne & Ekenedo, G. O.
Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author

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Abstract: COVID-19 is a very significant public health problem that has challenged to exhaustion the scientific, technological and medical prowess of all nations including the acclaimed industrialized/developed nations of the world. Owing to the fast spreading nature of COVID-19 and its fatality potential, preventing the spread, treatment and development of vaccine for the virus became topmost priority of world leaders. Although, vaccines have been recently developed, eliminating the source of infection, cutting off the route of transmission, and protecting people from COVID-19 has been central to the actions of health authorities. Therefore, the need to leverage on health education. Health Education is important components of disease prevention activities in general, but during disease outbreaks and health emergencies. This paper is review on the trends of COVID-19 with particular focus on compliance prevention protocol and compliance. Most importantly, the reviewed and identified health education action points for improve compliance to COVID-19 prevention protocol.

Keywords: COVID-19, COVID-19 prevention protocol, compliance, Health Education action point

I. INTRODUCTION

COVID-19 is a very significant public health problem that has challenged to exhaustion the scientific, technological and medical prowess of all nations including the acclaimed industrialized/developed nations of the world. Anozie, Ikeotuonye, Nwokporo, Esike, Ewah, Azuogu, Nwafor, and Ukaegbe (2020) also observed that COVID-19 is a public health emergency of international concern which has voraciously infected people in all the countries of the world with its effects having spared no country regardless of technological or scientific advancement.
COVID-19 is a nomenclature ascribed to a viral disease that broke out in China in 2019 but had its first significant pandemic expression in the first quarters of 2020. The concept, COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease of 2019. This name was given because the first case of the disease was diagnosed in 2019 (World Health Organization, 2020). However, COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV2 which means Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2. By implication, COVID-19 is a communicable viral disease that severely affects human respiratory system. Thus, it causes breathing difficulty, cold, catarrh, oxygen suffocation among other health challenges. Labban, Thallaj and Labbban (2020) on the etiology of the disease revealed that the incubation period of the virus is up to 14 days with symptoms like fever, cough, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing and fatigue. They