Sugiya has been suffering from the physical effects of leprosy for decades, as she recalls the first symptom’s began when her son was a very young age.
“There are many issues I have faced during lockdown. I think, because of my age, my body aches a lot, the last year has been very difficult. I have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, thanks to the support of Lepra in my area. The whole process only took around 3 hours, and I feel fine afterwards. I am no longer afraid that I will get COVID-19.”