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Another Filipina who skipped COVID-19 quarantine hit with complaint

/ 08:47 PM January 07, 2022
Another Filipina who skipped COVID-19 quarantine hit with complaint

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MANILA, Philippines — Another returning Filipina from abroad who violated the country’s COVID-19 quarantine policy has been slapped with a complaint by the government.

The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) said Friday that a case was filed against the Filipina on Thursday afternoon for violating Republic Act No. 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.

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The Filipina who returned to the country from the United States avoided quarantine requirements upon arrival on December 21, 2021, according to the PNP-CIDG citing the incident report received by the Task Group on Management of Overseas Filipino Workers from a hotel in Makati City.

Investigation showed that instead of taking her arranged shuttle ride from the airport to her assigned quarantine facility – a hotel in Makati City, she took an airport taxi and went straight to her condo unit in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.

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The PNP-CIDG said the Filipina stayed in her condo unit from December 22 to January 4 — going out of her residence on several occasions.

At one point, authorities noted, the Filipina even availed massage services.

This is the second reported case of a returning overseas Filipino skipping quarantine protocols.

Before this, another Filipina who returned from the United States avoided quarantine requirements and attended a party in Makati City. The Filipina’s COVID-19 test later yielded a positive result.

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