Yasira Siddique, Shagufta Emmanuel, Neelam Zia
Introduction: COVID-19 started in December 2019, like a viral outbreak in Wuhan city of central Hubei province of China. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the knowledge and attitude of Pakistan’s nurses towards COVID-19 during the current outbreak. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore during June 2020 to November 2020. An online semi-structured questionnaire was developed by using google forms, with a consent form appended to it. The link of the questionnaire was sent through e-mails, WhatsApp and other social media to the contacts of the investigators. Results: All the participants were above 18 years of age. The study included only those participants who understood English and had access to the internet. Hence, by default individuals with a higher level of education were included in the study. The highest qualification of more than 90 % of the population was graduation and above. Approximately, all of the population were healthcare professionals. Conclusion: It is concluded that during this coronavirus pandemic, most of the educated people and health professionals are aware of this infection, possible preventive measures, the importance of social distancing and government initiatives were taken to limit the spread of infection.