Recently, a Ruwa man, who, together with some family members, tested positive before getting a clean bill of health, came out in the open, claiming his family was suffering stigma, which resulted in them remaining in “self-isolation” even after they recovered.
“Some healthcare workers may, unfortunately, experience avoidance by their family or community owing to stigma or fear. This can make an already challenging situation far more difficult. If possible, staying connected with your loved ones, including through digital methods, is one way to maintain contact. Turn to your colleagues, your manager or other trusted persons for social support — your colleagues may be having similar experiences to you,” WHO said in a statement.
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