sEmbrace coronavirus survivors – Rev Opuni-Frimpong
The Executive Director of the Alliance for Christian Advocacy Africa, Rev Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong has stressed the need to create a welcoming atmosphere for recovered COVID-19 patients rather than neglecting and stigmatisation.
He explained that the negative attitude towards victims were a major hindrance to the fight against the spread of the pandemic.
Rev. Opuni made the call when addressing the general public via his outfit’s YouTube channel to support the response against COVID-19.
“When a COVID-19 patient feels stigmatised, he or she may not open up for management and treatment, and by so doing spreads the virus gradually within communities, which could cause havoc for us as a nation,” he noted.
The Executive Director, therefore, advised the citizenry to stop the stigma to help build self-esteem in victims and facilitate the fight against the virus.
“Let us stop the stigma and accept victims in our societies so as to motivate them to educate the rest of us on the importance of staying safe from the virus, and I think that will be a great step in fighting the disease”.
The number of coronavirus recoveries, as of May 2020, had increase to 1,754.