Stoning of home of COVID-19 inflicted family caused local outrage

Stoning of home of COVID-19 inflicted family caused local outrage

- A family in Iloilo was inflicted with the deadly coronavirus and it has gotten a lot of people in the area jittery

- The head of the family, a 78-year-old, died of coronavirus, leaving three other members, all infected

- Their home was stoned by still unidentified suspects and the act has been condemned by local officials

- The Board Member of the said area appealed to people to give those inflicted with the virus help and understanding, not stones

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A sad day confronted a coronavirus-inflicted family in Iloilo, where not only their patriarch had died from the disease, but their home was stoned as well.

Stones were thrown at the residence of a family in Lambunao Town, Iloilo, on Friday evening, when news that the 78-year-old head of the family succumbed to the virus.

Manila Bulletin reported that Provincial Member Jason Gonzales, former mayor of Lambunao Town, condemned the act.

As per Yahoo News, Gonzales reiterated that the patients, the Wong family, didn't choose to get sick.

Stoning of home of COVID-19 inflicted family caused local outrage

Stoning of home of COVID-19 inflicted family caused local outrage (Photo: geralt/Pixabay)
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A report by The Daily Guardian revealed that the family was appreciated by the government as they gave their consent to publish their names so that they can do intensified contact tracing.

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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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