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A Filipina nurse based in United Kingdom chose to move out of their house because of COVID-19

Diana Oldfield, who is a nurse in the UK, shared her experience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • She and a lot of other health workers chose not to go home to their families to keep them from getting the virus.
  • There have been more than 161,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom. 

There are a lot of frontliners in the United Kingdom who cannot go home or chose not to go home to their families amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

It’s because of fear that their family might catch the virus from them in case they’ve been infected.

One of these health workers is a Filipino Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse named Diana Oldfield. In an interview with ABS-CBN, she said that one main reason why she chose to stay away from her family is that she’s scared for her husband. Her daily shift lasts for 13 hours.

“I’m really quite scared to pass it on to my husband. Well kasi, my husband is on his 50s. So nasa at risk talaga siya. I’m really quite scared na [kasi] ako, I’m very exposed [to COVID-19]. Pero if I’m scared for myself? I would say… a tiny bit. But I’m doing my best to avoid contracting it.”

She added that she doesn’t even know if she already has it as they are yet to be tested.

Diana is not the only one who thought this way.

“Marami akong kasamahan sa work, iba’t ibang lahi, na they’ve moved out of their house. I have moved out of my house. That’s why I’ve been living with my best mate who is also a nurse.”

They have been on lockdown for three weeks and will be under it for another three weeks because the virus is concentrated in large cities and midlands.

Diana added that the public transportation of the country may have contributed to the large number of cases.

There have been more than 161,000 cases of COVID-19 in the UK and at least 21,000 deaths.

Written by J M

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