Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya’s COVID-19 fight

COVID-19 testing ramps up across worst-affected parts of Kenya, but many are worried they will be forced into quarantine.

Mass testing for the novel coronavirus is under way in the worst affected areas of Kenya.

But many are reluctant to be checked, for fear of being forced into quarantine.

There is also a stigma attached to the virus and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19.

Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the capital Nairobi.