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8 OFWs in Hong Kong Violated Social Distancing Protocol Fined HK$2,000

Eight (8) Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong arrested and fined GK$2,000 after caught violating social distancing protocol.

The eight OFWs were arrested for allegedly violating the social distancing protocols in the Central District on August 9. Based on the report of GMA News, they were accosted in Chater Road at Statue Square.

 OFWs in Hong Kong
Image Source: GMA News

About 50 policemen rushed to the Chater Road, where OFW hangout area during their day-off. Police also told OFWs togo back to their employers by 5:00 pm.

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According to a leader of the OFW group in Hong Kong, this is not the right action to fight coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is said that OFWs need a day-off to rest and many of them are not allowed by their employers to go out from Monday to Saturday.

 OFWs in Hong Kong
Image Source: GMA News

The arrested overseas workers were charges of social distancing violation and each of them should pay the fine worth 2,000 Hong Kong dollars or almost 13,000 pesos.

Minimum health standards such as physical distancing or social distancing and wearing face masks when going out are strictly implemented around the world to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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