SOCIO ECONOMIC IMPACTS








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Preferred mode of of learning



Nearly half of students preferred mix of online and in-person classes



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Devices used for online education



Most of the students using their own mobile phone and laptops for online education



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Feelings about learning at home



Most of the students have negative feelings regarding the online learning



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Class participation during pandemic periods



None of the student participated in person classes during the First wave and Second wave



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Online Class participation



More students engaged in online classes in the second wave compare to in-person classes



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Problems when accessing to devices



More number of students have device malfunctioning/power outages problem when accessing to devices



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Problems when studying at home



Many students have problems when studying at home



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Problems when accessing to internet



Only 2.4% of students have no any issue when accessing to internet 











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Availability of medicines during pandemic periods



Half of the students mentioned that they had access to their required medicines from pharmacies and hospitals during the pandemic periods. 



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Receiving health guidelines



More than 80% of families received adequet health guidelines during the pandemic periods



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Availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)



Availability of PPE was increased with the time. During the second wave higher availability was reported compared to the first wave period.



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Confidence of people about the pandemic related information



The confidence level regarding the pandemic related information they receives was reduced over the time.



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Sources of pandemic related information



Television is the major source of information for more number of families while it followed by Social media and radio



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Reasons for not vaccinating



Up to the end of June 2021, main reason for not vaccinating is due to unavailability of the vaccine.











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Change in Monthly Income



More than 40% of families experience reduction in monthly income while it became worst over the time



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How did they overcome the income reduction?



Most of the people have withdrew their savings to overcome income reduction while others reduced the consumption and other expenditures



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Change in monthly household income



Families belongs to the income category less than LKR 25,000 a month have increased with the time while families belong to > LKR 80,000 have reduced over time.



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Reasons for Income Reduction



Most of the people had to work less hours per day due to the pandemic and it has reduced their income







COVID Impact Analysis survey was conducted in order to find the impact of COVID on undergraduate students in Sri Lanka. This survey was available online from 30 May to 30 June 2021. The survey was