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Tag: Covid19 Stigma

COVID-19 Stigma: Odisha Man's Body Cremated After 15 Hours

Konark: The body of a 25-year old man lay at his home in a village at Konark for more than 15 hours as relatives and villagers stayed away suspecting that he had been infected with COVID-19, officials said on Friday. The man had died on Wednesday at Mankaragoradi village and his family was forced to […]

Denied Entry Into Village, Ailing Minor Boy In Odisha Takes Shelter At Bus Stop Rest Shed

Rayagada: Despite numerous appeals by the government, the stigma associated with COVID-19 looks far from being completely eradicated. This was again evident after an ailing minor boy was denied entry into a village in Rayagada district due to fear of coronavirus infection. As a result, the minor boy has reportedly taken shelter at the passenger […]

VP Naidu Expresses Anguish Over Increasing Instances Of COVID19 Stigma

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed anguish over instances of stigmatising of Covid-19 patients and denial of dignified last rites to people who succumb to the virus. He said such incidents were totally uncalled for and urged local communities and the society at large to prevent the recurrence of such happenings. […]