Covid-19 Second Wave (Delta Variant): Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts on Socio-Economic Milieus of Selected Residents of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria (Published)
The study examines the awareness, perceptions and impacts of COVID-19 second wave on the socioeconomic milieus of residents of Lafia. Qualitative method was adopted to collect data from purposefully selected New Garage Motor Park and the Ultra-Modern Market in Lafia metropolis. Focus group discussions (FGDs) of eight (8) and seven (7) randomly selected participants were conducted in New Garage Motor Park and the Ultra-Modern Market, respectively while In-depth interview (IDI) was carried out with the official of the State Ministry of Health. The study revealed that though, the residents of Lafia were aware of the COVID-19 second wave, yet they perceived it as a ruse, which has no impact on their socioeconomic milieus; hence, no need of them being vaccinated. It was therefore suggested that government should rebuild trust in the populace by disseminating adequate and timely information against COVID-19 second wave as well as facilitating their socioeconomic wellbeing.
Citation: L. E. O. Abejide and Fatima Sidi Sani (2021) Covid-19 Second Wave (Delta Variant): Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts on Socio-Economic Milieus of Selected Residents of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning Research, Vol.6, No.2, p