Working in a strange land for several years-
Hoping to return after retirement to motherland
Travelling back home was a dream come true
Hoping to meet old friends gracefully.
Quarantined in a hotel for 14 days
Treated like a foreigner in my homeland
Mere cold turned something else
Treatment in that square room was awful.
Food delivered to me like a prisoner-
Coming out of that room was a feel
of transiting from hell to paradise
Just like achieving your wildest dream.
To my surprise, I was rejected by close friends and some family
members for fear of contracting the disease.
This misconception must be corrected
The psychological trauma is more than the medical complications.
Persons who recover from Covid-19 need collective
support and encouragement to integrate into the society.
STOP THE STIGMATIZATION.
It could be your mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son and even you.