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Among other public health concerns, it is high time to assess the mental health ram- ifications of COVID-19. Previous studies on the psychological effects of similar instances like SARS outbreak (2002-2004) produced results like; increased levels of concern for per- sonal and family health [6], fear of contagion, feelings of stigmatization, loneliness, bore- dom, anger, anxiety
, and a sense of uncertainty [7]. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the mental health of different group settings are reported to be impacted by the spread of the virus; i.e. medical, nursing staff, and other healthcare personnel [8], close contacts, people in lockdown or isolation [9], patients in clinics, families, and friends of affected people [10]. As equally important, however, the need to include the psychological effect of infec- tious diseases on often neglected groups still seems necessary. Reluctance to involve, un- derstand, and include everyone as a key partner in the medical and public health response could hamper the effective management of an epidemic and increase the likelihood of social disruption’