The COVID-19 signage outside this butchery in rural Kenya has changed slightly in the past year. This year the focus is on inviting customers to get their temperature checked and to wear masks and wash hands as they enter the premises. Last year, in the pandemic, the signage include a warning for those with COVID-19 symptoms not to enter at all. The earlier message suggested a stigmatising of those who had been infected. A year later, there seems to be less fear of the disease, so that customers are not potentially stigmatised yet are urged to remain vigilant in avoiding infection.
Photograph taken by the researcher
Wambui Wamunyu, 5 May 2021, "COVID-19 message in rural Kenya", contributed by Wambui Wamunyu , Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 6 May 2021, accessed 24 June 2021.