Swakopmund NBC staff member recovers from COVID-19

Swakopmund NBC staff member recovers from COVID-19

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 at Swakopmund has been released from the isolation facility at Walvis Bay, after she tested negative.
Helena Kula Shekupe who was in quarantine since 5 July is happy to be back home.
When she was diagnosed with COVID-19, Shekupe cried her eyes out and had to stay indoors, for about four days, before the Health authorities fetched her and her one year old baby.
Helena Kula Shekupe said, "it was like a pigsty, the water was running in the floors, the food at first they were just dropping them nearby the toilets because they didn't want to come into contact with us".
Shekupe decided to keep a positive mind and mobilised patients to start doing their own cleaning instead of complaining.
She said, "there is just one cleaner and just imagine all of us are just like meme, meme come help us, later on I told my crew lets do the cleaning ourselves."
Life in the facility got better from there on with Shekupe describing the meals as delicious. The meals were accompanied by Panado and vitamin C.
However, there were days she experienced depression.
Shekupe says coming back home was difficult because the stigma against those who have recovered is still rife.
She said, "close to five taxis I stopped, they didn't even want to pick me up, my flatmates were running away but at the end of the day, that did not bother me."
Shekupe says she will not reject those who have stigmatised her because she wants to educate them about COVID-19.