If social distancing protocols in the Philippines are not given much attention by other Filipinos, in Hong Kong, it’s a different story.
Eight Filipino workers in Hong Kong were fined with HK$2,000 (approx.P13,000) for not being able to follow the social distancing protocol of the country. According to reports, the OFWs were staying at the Central District.
It was reported that 50 police officers went to Statue Square and Chater Road to reprimand the OFWs and asked them to return to their employers.
But the leader of their group refuses to stand still amidst the commotion and argued with the police that they shouldn’t be fined as this is not the right means to stop the virus. Her reason was that the OFWs were just taking some time to unwind because their employers forbid them to stay out from Monday to Saturday.
In this time of the pandemic, 1-meter social distancing is encouraged to avoid contracting the virus. People should also wear masks or face shield as it is said to help curb the spread of the virus. Millions of people from all over the world were greatly affected by COVID-19 which started to spread worldwide in the early months of 2020.