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VCIOM: almost all Russians informed about the situation with the new coronavirus

ВЦИОМ: почти все россияне информированы о ситуации с новым коронавирусом

According to the survey, 59% of Russians believe that caused by a coronavirus disease COVID-19 more dangerous than seasonal flu

MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. About 99% of Russians heard about the outbreak of the disease caused by new coronavirus type it is common to the results of a survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).

“The vast majority of Russians heard about the outbreak of illness caused by a coronavirus, which occurred at the beginning of this year in China – 99% <…> Half of Russians, informed about the disease, fear of getting sick or of getting their loved ones (52%)”, – stated in the materials of the survey.

Russians (59%) believe that 2019 caused by a coronavirus-nCoV disease COVID-19 more dangerous than seasonal flu. A quarter of respondents (26%) likened the new virus to the flu and believe that he is “no more and no less dangerous.”

One in ten (11%) Respondent assesses the likelihood of Contracting COVID-19 as high, but the majority (60%) believe that the probability of infection is rather low. More than half (64%) of those who had heard about the disease COVID-19, think that you can protect themselves from the virus. To protect yourself from coronavirus have to wash my hands (37%), to avoid mass congestion of people (32%), to wear a mask (23%), according to the respondents.

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