Received: September 07, 2021 Accepted: September 09, 2021 Published: September 09, 2021
This work aims to assess knowledge and compliance with COVID-19 barrier measures at Regideso standpipes during the free supply of drinking water to households of the city of Kabinda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC). We carried out a descriptive study at the 40 dispersed Regideso standpipes in the town of Kabinda. We selected a random sample of 78 people to whom we administered a questionnaire from May 14 to May 30, 2020. About 79.75% of participants heard about COVID-19 through the radio. Men were more familiar with the definition of COVID-19 than women (p-Value = 0.003). Only participants over the age of 18 knew the signs of COVID-19 transmission (p-Value = 0.005); the majority of them knew the means to fight against the spread of this pandemic (p- Value <0.001). We observed no difference in knowledge of the signs of COVID-19 for the participants as to the different socio-demographic characteristics (p-Value > 0.05). Only the attitude of not greeting each other with the hands was the known barrier measure. The participants were unaware that wearing a mask (pValue <0.001), avoiding coughing between the elbows (p Value = 0.014), and notto be the most targeted. greeting each other with their hands (p-Value <0.001) could limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. More efforts are needed to raise the population's awareness as to the definition of the COVID-19 virus, its modes of transmission, and barrier measures to reduce its spread. We found people under the age of 18 and women to be the most targeted.