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The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a major cause of concern for the healthcare profession. The pandemic is on-going and actively developing and countries around the world are taking drastic measures to reduce the spread of disease by measures like initiating social distancing, closing of schools and nonessential businesses. The present study is being conducted to assess the knowledge of COVID-19 among the nursing and allied health care professionals. A cross sectional study on knowledge of COVID-19 was conducted among nursing and allied health care professionals working in tertiary care hospital. A structured questionnaire comprised of 25 questions developed by investigators was administered to 177 health care professionals that includes nursing and allied health professionals working in a tertiary care hospital. Among the 177 nursing and allied health care professionals, majority 92.1% of them has adequate knowledge regarding the present global pandemic and 7.9% had moderate knowledge. This study concludes that nursing and allied health care services professionals in tertiary centre has adequate knowledge regarding COVID-19 pandemic.

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Knowledge Pandemic COVID-19 Social distancing Health Care professional

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Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Pandian Balu, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Poongodi Chellapandian, Udayakumari Meesala Chelladurai, Vasantha Priya Jayasheelan, Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Divya Ravikumar, Sindhura Myneni, & Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. (2020). Knowledge of COVID-19 among nursing and Allied health care professionals working in tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 103-109. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.2233