- Some family members of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana have narrated the trauma they undergo
- They have described how society mocks them and abandons them as though they have been infected with the virus too
- Several people have poured out their views after watching the sad narrations of the victims
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Relatives of some of the coronavirus patients in Ghana have narrated how living in the Ghanaian society has become a great chore and a traumatic experience for them.
YEN.com.gh sighted a video interview conducted by JoyNews in which the family members explain that they have become objects of mockery and laughing stocks among people.
Some of them also explained that they have lost all their friends, customers and casual relations as nobody wants to get close to them any longer.
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Particularly, a young boy whose name was changed to Okoh for the purposes of sharing his story mentioned that since their father was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, people volunteered to spread the news across the town.
Since then, their family became a laughing stock when no additional person in the house tested positive for COVID-19.
A Ga lady whose identity was also concealed revealed that the society treats her and the other relatives of the COVID-19 patient as the virus itself. Nobody wishes to get close to them for any reason whatsoever.
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Many have been reacting to the rather sad narrations. Hamdarh Opata stated how mean it is on the part of the public to treat patients that way:
Emmanuel Bentil says the trauma people go through is why he is against some suggestions among the public:
In other news, a Ghanaian health worker who lives in the United States of America (USA) has made a video seriously warning everyone to stay away from hospitals in these times.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the woman explained that hospitals, these days have become breeding places of the novel coronavirus.
According to her, the only condition under which someone could visit the hospital is if they suffer heart attack, a terrible stroke, have extreme difficulty in breathing, or any other sensitive emergency situation.
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