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COVID-19 testing / BNPB Indonesia

Indonesia: Hundreds of people refuse getting tested, Fear of isolation being its cause

Indonesian authorities have complained that hundreds of people are refusing to get tested for COVID-19 due to the stigma associated with it. This is proving to be an obstacle in controlling the spread as cases surge. ÔÇ£They are afraid that later if it is discovered they will have to be isolated,ÔÇØ an official said. Moreover, Some villages obstruct having funerals for COVID-19 victims, fearing it would increase the spread.

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 02:50 PM / by Masumi Shah

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