As coronavirus cases accelerate in Africa, many patients who have recovered from the virus are facing stigmatization and discrimination.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, survivors battle against people’s denial of the virus and stigmatisation against the sick.
And I will ask people who still have doubts to be very careful, because I can confirm that I suffered.”
According to reports, people battling the virus have been threatened and ostracised in their communities.
Dieunit Kanyinda, is also a survivor: “There’s the stigma, when you know it’s COVID, you’re stigmatised.