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COVID-19 survivor faces social boycott from neighbours, puts up house on sale


Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 15, 2020 17:47

In an unfortunate incident, a 28-year-old man, a COVID-19 survivor, from Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh, has put his house for sale after facing social boycott because of the virus.

The young man returned from Dubai on March 18 and tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24. After full recovery, the man was discharged from the hospital on April 4. As per the man, ever since he tested positive, the neighbours have been treating him and his family as untouchables. The neighbours have even asked the milk and vegetable vendors to stop supply to the man’s house.

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The COVID-19 survivor said, “Life has become extremely difficult as we can’t bear the pain of social boycott. Hence, we have decided to sell the house.”

Meanwhile Shivpuri Police has said that the current problem may be because of an old quarrel between the man’s family and the neighbours. The police said that before the man tested positive, the neighbours had fight with the family over roaming outside during the quarantine period.