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The many faces of the COVID-19 mask in Eastern DRC

Pole Pole Bazuzi, Christian and Marchais, Gauthier (2021) The many faces of the COVID-19 mask in Eastern DRC. Africa at LSE (30 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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The introduction of the mask during the COVID-19 outbreak changed daily life in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and took many faces. From state repression in the city of Goma, to fear of the unknown in rural areas, the mask in the region generated both suspicion and humour. Christian Pole Pole Bazuzi, a researcher and one of the founding members and co-directors of Marakuja Kivu Research, shares his thoughts on the imposition of masks, which changed daily life in the provincial capital and the Kivus region more broadly.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 13:00
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 13:30

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