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Rwanda Biomedical Centre warns against corona virus stigma

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has urged the public to avoid stigma related to COVID-19, but instead show solidarity in the fight against the pandemic.   

In a recent tweet, one of the people who was discharged from quarantine narrated how she had encountered an “unfair” experience.

She said: “It’s really unfair to stigmatise a person for something they have no control over. Excluding one because they were quarantined or tested positive can’t be justified as the way to save ‘yourself’.”

She continued to say that: “If I tested negative and my family was shunned, what about those who tested positive, recovered and had to come back to their homes?”

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