Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Effects of COVID-19 among the Youth

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since the announcement of Kenya’s first case of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020, there has been a steady increase in the cases of infected persons across the country. In the current context, the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic can controlled by massive and rapid behavior change. With Kenya’s burgeoning youth population, an understanding of youth knowledge levels on COVID-19, perception of risk of infection, uptake of recommended behaviour, and effects on their health, economic and social status is critical for the engagement of youth in the fight against the pandemic.

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