A Phenomenological Study to Assess the Lived in Experiences of the People during Lockdown (COVID- 19 Pandemic) In a Selected Containment Zones of Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh

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Karki Binju, R. Sree Raja Kumar, Urmila Devi Bhardwaj, Uppu Prave


Introduction:COVID-19 has spread to the world since the end of December 2019 from Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China and till the today date many has lost their loved and dearest one.The first case was detected in Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Since that the disease has been spread worldwide causing as worldwide.

Since, COVID-19 has become pandemic it has affected the daily living of people and as the result it have been  changing a lots during this lockdown which can be easily visual through people as well as government. There we people have following different protective measure like wearing masks, washing the hands, maintaining social distancing etc. in order to minimize and control the rate of infection of COVID-19.

Objective: The aim of the study is to assess the lived in experiences of the people during lockdown in selected containment zones.

Methodology: A phenomenological research design was used for this study. The target population for the study were the people who were living in containment zones of Gautam Budh Nagar District of aged 18-78 years. A total of 10 sample were selected for the study. Data collection was done by using interview that contains two Sections i.e. interview in Demographic Profile  and semi- structural  telephonic interview guide to assess the lived in experiences of the people during lockdown in selected containment zones by using dictorecorder. Data analyzed was done based on objectives. Frequency and percentages by using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis was done based on verbatim of the participants.

Results: Majority of the participants who were living in the containment zones during lockdown have been experiencing the physical, mental and economic challenges due to COVID-19. As, COVID-19 is contagious respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus. People had been experienced the physical changes like weight gain, weight loss and as usual weight. They had experienced mental challenges including anxiety, fear, hopelessness, worthlessness, emotional detachment, powerlessness, loss and obsession after the occurrence of the pandemic. In order to cope with these they have been actively using coping strategies like providing support, stretching social connection by establishing a strong social connection with friends and relatives by using phone and internet services.


The results of this study shows that the people living in the containment zones had faced some changes on physical, mental and socio-economic aspect due to COVID-19 as it has also affected the daily living of the every individual around the world. Hence, in order to control the similar case or other cases in the future, the government should be prepared with sufficient resources so that their citizens cannot lost their life as in second wave of COVID-19 and have faith to their government. And also, they have been expecting to go back to normal life, and health care support from state and central government to improve their health, decrease the mortality rate and minimise the shortage of service.

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