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Impact and Mitigation of COVID-19 on Children: Special Focus on Psychosocial Aspect

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 Published Issue : Volume-3 Issue-5
 Year of Publication : 2020
 Unique Identification Number : IJSRED-V3I5P112
 Authors :Mearg Mehari Abera
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Abstract :

Coronavirus is a new virus which has been discovered, in December 2019. The starting point of the virus is considered to be the Wuhan city of China, and the first fatal cases were reported in late 2019. Now, it has spread at a lightning speed to affect several countries. At this point, this virus causes fatal effects, globally 9,653,048 cases, 491,128 deaths. Many countries have demonstrated leadership by implementing emergency measures to prevent the infection spreading. In this context, Ethiopia deplored a five-month state of emergency in April 2020 includes schools and university, kindergartens, cinemas, museums, restaurants have been closed, public gatherings and events have been cancelled, and people quarantined, travel restrictions, close borders and cancelled flights from and to countries with a high level of contamination. This paper intended, to give a comprehensive glimpse of the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on children, and to convey a psychological interventions and psychosocial support for children. In order to gets the desire information a non-probability sampling technique particularly purposive sampling technique was used. the research was performed using an online interview. The result revealed that participants have COVID-19 has psychosocial impact on the children’s and to mitigate the psychosocial impact of COVID 19 on Children, psychologists and parents have a great role.