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Velocity MR study shows 84% Indians feel recovery from nCOVID-19 will take another 6 months to 1 year

Bengaluru: Velocity MR, a leading market research and analysis company, recently conducted a pan India study to understand the sentiments towards nCOVID-19 outbreak. The national survey was conducted in prominent cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

The study reveals that nCOVID-19 is leading the list of extremely concerned diseases followed by Cancer and HIV/Aids. This concern has been rising due to increase in the number of cases affected by Coronavirus. 70% respondents feel older people and also people with pre-existing conditions are more vulnerable to be infected by the virus. However, 63% feel that this can be tackled with if proper hygiene and necessary precautions are taken. The sample size of the study was 2100 and the data was collected between March 19 and 20. The study was conducted through an online survey among the consumer panel of Markelytics (Velocity MR is the full-service arm of Markelytics) and the company boasts of having one of the largest consumer panels for India.

The study also highlights that many could not make changes in their day-to-day activities even if they wanted to. 58% mentioned that they could not buy groceries and daily essentials during non-peak hours. 46% could not avoid travelling for work related purposes and 25% were not given the provision to work from home by their organisations.

Jasal Shah, Managing Director & CEO, Velocity MR, adds, “What is heartening to see is that the majority is working towards combatting this novel virus. Our survey shows that as a precautionary measure 81% have started washing their hands more frequently than before, 78% have started avoiding crowded places as and when possible. Another important highlight of the study is that this change in lifestyle is most likely to stay, as 72% feel that they will be more cautious and responsible while travelling abroad in future.”

Highlights of the Study

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