Hari Khanal, board chairman of the Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts, is a former Bhutanese refugee currently working as a community health worker at a local health center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
When the hospital informed us that my wife had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I believed that my entire family must have been infected by this fatal virus. All of us in the family were experiencing some kinds of symptoms including headache, cough, and fever. COVID-19 has already killed over 214,000 people all around the world and millions others infected by this continue their struggle for life. Luckily, my family is able to win the battle with COVID-19 after four weeks of fierce struggle and determination.