Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how Nepali youths’ experience uncertainty, stress, and anxiety during the pandemic and how they response to these factors.
Design/methodology/approach: To obtain the information, semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with twenty youth living within the one square kilometre area of the central part of the capital city of Nepal.
Findings: The study revealed that uncertainty has created scattered future and unemployment in youths. Similarly, stress has caused by the life pattern change and unmanaged and unorganized expectation whereas anxiety has developed pessimism, grief and loss, and loneliness among the Nepali youth.
Value: This is a highly relevant topic regarding the impact of COVID-19 faced by the youths globally.
Keywords: COVID-19, youth, stress, anxiety, uncertainty