What Online Citizens in Qatar Wish to Know about Coronavirus

Application of social intelligence and analytics based on an analysis of 1,645 mentions on social media in Qatar between March 12 and March 15, 2020.

Powered by Ipsos' Social Intelligence Platform Synthesio. Questions asked by social media users around Coronavirus were extracted and analyzed. Percentage below represents the percentage of questions asked by topic. Key things social media users in Qatar want to know

1. PREVENTATIVE MEASURES 30%

This week social media users in Qatar are requesting information about the preventative measures being applied in Qatar, mainly concerned about topics relating to:
Best practices: asking questions about the best way to wash hands, enquiring about activities to avoid and asking about different testing measures implemented by the ministry of health.

 

2. PERSPECTIVE AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING 24%

Social media users seem to be searching for answers and a sense of
perspective about the outbreak:


Learn about the virus: Residents are trying to understand more about how the outbreak came about and how it’s spreading quickly, different theories were shared online.

Containment and Treatment: Questions were posted around how the virus can be contained as well as whether medical solutions/ treatments have been introduced.
 

3. LEGITEMACY OF FACTS AND INFORMATION 18%

Social Media users in Qatar are seeking clarity of facts & information they have found online, asking whether the sources they have come across are legitimate and trustworthy

 

4. QUARANTINE AND LONG-TERM IMPACT 17%

Residents have raised their concerns about the recent self-quarantine measures implemented by the Government mainly focusing on topics relating to:
Complying with Procedures: Individuals were mainly curious about whether residents are following the rules and procedures set by the ministry of public health to prevent the spread.
Proper Procedures: Residents of Qatar have issued their inquiries regarding their concerns over the long-term impact of the closure on both education and the economy.

 

5. TRAVEL BANS AND CONCERNS 11%

With the recent suspension of travel employed by Qatar and foreign countries, residents are turning to social media asking questions about:
Qataris living abroad: Concerned family members have expressed their worries regarding Qataris expatriates and students living abroad.
Workers visiting Qatar: while others are raising their concerns about workers arriving in Qatar

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