- Matilda Agamu, a young trader in Ghana who recovered from COVID-19 has narrated the stigma she has faced afterwards
- According to Matilda, her colleagues prevented her from coming to sell although she was confirmed to have recovered fully
- Some of Matilda's colleagues who spoke in an interview denied putting her through the said stigma
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A young Ghanaian lady by name Matilda Agamu who has recovered from the novel coronavirus has revealed how her colleague traders have prevented her from selling.
The young trader narrated her predicaments to Kojo Yankson, in a short documentary sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Joy 99.7 FM.
According to Matilda, although she had recovered from the novel coronavirus, her colleagues stopped her from going about her usual business for the fear that she might infect them.
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Some of the traders who agreed to speak on camera denied the reports of them asking the recovered patient never to sell anymore.
According to them, they had heard of Matilda's condition and always prayed that she is able to recover from it.
Now that she has been able to heal from the novel coronavirus, the traders simply indicated that they not seen the lady in a while but are ready to accept her back without any form of stigmatization.
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Several people have been sharing their views on Matilda's story:
Mercie Abochie Mensah attributes the treatment the recovered patient has been put through to a lack of education
Nyasegbe David Quao Chanchuku wondered why such an incident should even be happening in Ghana in the first place
Nana Asor Yamson shared a personal experience to buttress the reality of the stigmatization
In a separate report, an African-American woman, La Niecia Vicknair, has started a gym in an interesting twist with the inheritance received from her father who passed away from obesity.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Blackenterprise.com, Vicknair founded the now popular Los Angeles boutique gym Thrive Health Lab, at View Park-Windsor Hills.
Vicknair and her team of 15 trainers are now streaming virtual workout classes through Instagram and currently, she is relying mostly on donations and a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program to carry the business through.
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