IOS Messages contact has notifications silenced issue

I have this issue with a current contact. When I message them I see this:

“Contact” has notifications silenced.

But they tell me they do not and they do not use focus modes etc.

A friend also had the same issue with one of his Contacts.

I found this link but so far no fix.

If you go to Settings> Focus and then choose a particular focus like do not disturb

Then look at > focus status and turn it on that seems to be where share focus status is. I’ll ask my friend to turn that off and see if that helps…

Q: Does anyone know if this is a bug or how to fix this seemingly wrong message?

You may have been silenced.

Tap the sender’s image/name/number at the top of the conversation, and see if this toggle is on:

ok great Thanks for the help.