Study How People Are Ready To Be Infected with the Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Najaf Province/Iraq


  • Nadia Habeeb Sarhan
  • Zainab Abdullah Waheed



The current study was designed to investigate some variables that affect the individual’s readiness to contract
coronavirus (COVID-19) for a specific sample in the Najaf governorate. About 70 cases have participated
in the questionnaire that was put on social media for the period from (1 March 2020) to (1 May 2020) of
the population of the Najafi community – Iraq. The ages ranged between (16-70) years. The overall results
obtained in this study showed that a group of variables showed a high willingness in the individual to
contract Coronavirus, such as not taking vitamins, zinc, and complementary minerals and less exposure to
the sun to support the immune system at a rate of (58.57%), The use of surgical masks instead of masks N95
and the use of Dettol at a high rate when studying the study to get rid of the virus and eliminate it by ratios
(88.57%, 47.14%) respectively At a probability level (P < 0.05 ). In addition, there was a lack of awareness
of preventive methods, such as continuing to wash hands with soap and water in the proportion (8.57%)
of the total sample. Use of tissue during sneezing in the public, with average proportions (37.14%) with
the participation of samples from most of the Residential neighborhoods in Najaf. The results also showed
the variance of the mean value according to each axis which were, first axis (health activities), second axis
(Commitment to prevention methods) and third axis (Commitment to instructions in light of the conditions
of society and instructions) with values of 2.12, 2.75 and 2.22, respectively, beside the relationship and
connection among them.

Author Biographies

Nadia Habeeb Sarhan

Asst. Lecturer: Department of Basic Science, College of nursing, University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq

Zainab Abdullah Waheed

Asst. Lecturer: Department of Medical Laboratories Techniques, Collage of AL-Toosi, Najaf, Iraq



How to Cite

Nadia Habeeb Sarhan, & Zainab Abdullah Waheed. (2021). Study How People Are Ready To Be Infected with the Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Najaf Province/Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 2899-2905.