Most Britons still not scared of Covid-19

22nd March 2020 / NewsBits
  • The number of Britons scared about contracting the virus has increased to 38% but most of the population remains unconcerned. However, this figure rises to 45% of those aged over 65, who are most at risk from the disease
  • As the Prime Minister announces further measures designed to delay the spread of coronavirus which were immediately criticised by some for not going far enough, the latest results from YouGov’s coronavirus tracker reveals increasing numbers of people are taking their own steps to combat the spread of the virus.
  • Since our previous wave (run between February 28th and March 1st) the number of people who have been following the key piece of government advice, to washing their hands more frequently, is up from 35% to 61%.
  • The number refraining from touching objects in public has more than doubled, from 14% to 30%. There has also been an increase in the number of people who are avoiding crowded places (up from 14% to 24%). (source YouGov)


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