Coronavirus has resulted in thousands of casualties over the last few months. However, if there is one case that has given me angst and sleepless nights, it is the wellfaure of the People with disabilities.
Little has been done to provide these ones with the guidance and support needed to protect them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, even though many of them are part of the high-risk group and they actually feel, they have been left behind, the UN human rights expert said. “Containment measures, such as social distancing and self-isolation, may be impossible for those who rely on the support of others to eat, dress and bath:”
“This support is basic for their survival, and States must take additional social protection measures to guarantee the continuity of support in a safe manner throughout this crisis.”