My barber refused to shave my hair - COVID-19 survivor laments stigma
- A man who has just recovered from coronavirus has lamented the stigma he's currently facing
- Fred Drah says his barber no longer wants to shave his hair and his mechanic has refused to service his car since his recovery
- The Ghanaian man has called on people to take the disease seriously by taking preventive measures
A man who recently recovered from the deadly coronavirus has lamented the stigma he is currently facing from members of the society.
The man identified as Fred Drah said his barber no longer wants to shave his hair and his mechanic has refused to service his car since he recovered from the disease.
The Ghanaian man said some people who come to check on him usually stay some meters away from him.
Fred, however, called on Ghanaians to be very careful as the virus is real.
He said: "The virus is real. COVID-19 is real. I was tested positive, and what I went through, I want to tell you that the virus is real.
"Take these simple precautions. If you know that you don't have anything doing out there, don't even go out there. Wash your hands, use sanitisers, keep the distances because it is difficult for you to see the virus, you can't see it."
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In other news, a couple who were married for 73 years died within six hours of each other after they both tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The couple identified as Wilford and Mary Kepler were transported to Froedtert Hospital in Wisconsin on April 12 after Wilford suffered a fall.
Prior to when the couple were rushed to the hospital, Mary had already tested positive for coronavirus and had been self-isolating at home, but Wilford was tested for the deadly disease upon arrival at the hospital.
Mary passed away at the age of 92 from coronavirus, while Wilford died at the age of 94 due to a traumatic head injury.
The couple, who got married in 1946, died six days after being taken to hospital. Wilford and Mary passed away within six hours of each another.
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