- A 39-year-old Filipino working in Italy as a warehouse employee died of respiratory failure after having been infected with COVID-19
- The brother of the Filipino worker is worried because the latter is not a member of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
- Cost for cremation is usually shouldered by the family since the person is not a member of OWWA
- The Filipino worker previously had a heart attack in Italy and was admitted to the hospital for almost a year
The remains of the Filipino warehouse worker who died after contracting the coronavirus in Italy has not yet arrived in the Philippines.
ABS-CBN reported that his sibling is now asking for help in order to bring his remains back home.
KAMI learned that Angelo, the 39-year-old worker, is not a member of OWWA; hence, cremation and any other burial expenses would have to be shouldered by the family.
The sibling, who refused to be named, wishes even for just the ashes of his brother to be brought home.
It was found out that the Filipino was considered as an invalid and his allowance was not enough even for his own needs.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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