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Covid-19 testing in Indonesia snubbed by villagers fearful of being shunned if they test positive, such is the stigma attached to it

When Ari Harifin Hendriyawan’s mother tested positive for the coronavirus, their neighbours brought a hammer and nails and boarded up the lane they live in.Speaking from his home in the lush foothills of West Java, Indonesia, the 23-year-old said the barricade appeared days after he received a negative test result and was at home self-isolating.“I was angry of course,” he said, “If I had not been restrained (by relatives), I don’t know what could’ve happened.”As the coronavirus rippled across…

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