GOVERNMENT WARNS AGAINST STIGMATIZING QUARANTINED PERSONS
Government authorities have warned against stigmatizing healthy persons who are currently undergoing quarantine in Honiara centers.
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services issued a statement last night warning that stigma or discrimination will encourage the spread of COVID-19 in communities because it will cause fear to those who are sick, and they will hide their illness to avoid discrimination.
The statement further warned that stigma will stop people from seeking immediate health care and it will discourage people from adopting healthy behavior and advice.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus and this virus can infect anyone because it does not choose who it wants to infect.