Italy is one of the many countries that implemented a total lockdown to curb the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus in the country as it already claimed thousands of lives within a short time.
Raffy Tulfo in Action got the chance to have an interview with an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Milan, Italy. Rodel Chavez shares his experiences while being lockdown inside their houses as the country implements a total lockdown.
In the morning, he works as a domestic helper and in the evening, he cleans offices. According to Chavez, only very few people are seen on the street of Milan, contrary to the usual as that particular street is always busy with people and cars passing by.
The Italian government only allows its people to go outside their homes if they are going to pharmacies or grocery stores to buy for food.
If you are traveling to another town, Chavez said that you need to sign a certificate that states only four very important reasons – either you will go to work, emergency cases, visit a doctor or you are from another place and you will return to your home.
Violators will face fines amounting to 600 euros (PhP32,937) or imprisonment for up to 6 months.
They also encountered panic buying among its consumers but they recovered fast and the grocery items, as well as face masks, are now available.
Their only problem is their financial aid especially because their jobs are also suspended as the total lockdown was implemented.