An overseas Filipino worker was hurt by an Italian in Italy after she was found to be a Chinese-like national. Khloe Sison said she was on her way home from work when the incident happened.
Sison said she also often received harsh words amidst the spread of coronavirus. The work of the Filipinos there has been severely affected by the outbreak.
An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Italy was attacked by an Italian national after she was found to be a Chinese-like national. Khloe Sison said she was on her way home from work when the incident happened. It works at a Pizza store in Milan.
“”Umuwi po ako isang gabi galing work, ako po ay sinaktan ng isang Italyano dito gawa ng napagkamalan po akong Chinese… Binatukan po ako,”
She revealed in an interview by the CNN Philippines.
Sison said she also often received harsh words amidst the spread of coronavirus in Italy. In Italy, most cases are recorded outside of Mainland China. There were 5,883 cases and 233 of them died.
Sison also wanted to go home with the rest of the Filipinos there but they could not go outside Italy because of the travel ban in that country.
She added that the work of the Filipinos there has been severely affected by the outbreak. Accordingly, there are Filipinos who are reducing their work hours there and some are not being accepted by their employers.
“Lahat po ng trabaho namin ay apektado. Hindi na po pinapapasok ng kanilang mga amo dahil takot pong mahawaan ng virus o kaya sila din ay walang trabaho, walang pambayad,”
It was also found out, that a Vietnamese heiress has been positive on COVID-19 after traveling to Italy for a fashion week. In the Philippines, 24 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed by the Department of Health.
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of public health emergency in the country. Some lawmakers have proposed lockdown of the entire Metro Manila area. But according to the DOH, it’s too early to do so.
What can you say about this? Do you think that all OFW in Italy should return to the country? Do you believe that it should implement lockdown in Metro Manila to lessen the spread of the coronavirus? Kindly share your comments, reactions, and thoughts with us.
An overseas Filipino worker in Italy was attacked by an Italian man for being mistaken as a Chinese national amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the European country. https://t.co/MvpBPN666E
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) March 9, 2020