Fears and Reactions to COVID-19 in Dakar

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This quantitative research by LOOKA, a data collection service powered by YUX, is based on a sample of 252 residents in Dakar and its suburbs, who express their fears, needs and reactions to the coronavirus pandemic.  This report is made freely available in both English and French as an expression of our solidarity in the face of the rapidly mounting COVID-19 threat in Africa.

We hope that the data provided here and its analysis will serve to provide orientation, spark more initiatives and favor public-private partnerships in Senegal and beyond to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Top 5 key findings 

88% of respondents are worried or very worried

25% already can no longer work

75% are willing to or already receive all payments through mobile transfers

51% wish for a home-delivery platform

33% are struggling to find bread, 49% hand sanitizer, 29% masks

Scope & Methodology 

252 phone surveys by trained LOOKA surveyors

17 neighborhoods of Dakar and its suburbs

Friday, March 27th — Tuesday, March 31st 2020

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