Social media platforms are agog over an unverified news item of some MPs having tested positive for COVID-19.

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Social media platforms are agog over an unverified news item of some MPs having tested positive for COVID-19.

Though Parliament debunked the story as a pure invention of minds that are ill-meaning, the frenzied and uproarious manner with which the story circulated lends credence to the fact that many a Ghanaian is hungry to victimize those who would be publicized as having contracted the virus.

Stigmatization is lurking in the rooms of many people so exposing a COVID-19 infected person to the general public would not be in the supreme interest of the person.

I have had reasons to believe that any Member of Parliament who is publicized to have contracted COVID-19 should kiss his re-election bid goodbye since that would be used heavily against him or her in the campaign.

We have thousands of miles to walk, mountains to climb and valleys to jump over since we are not ready to embrace people who may have fallen victim to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

P.K.Sarpong

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