Kaisa si weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz, stranded sa Malaysia, sa mga responsableng indibidwal na sumusunod sa mga panuntunan ng gobyerno upang makaligtas sa coronavirus disease 2019.
Sa kanyang Instagram post, ikiwunento ng 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics silver medalist ang kanyang mga karanasan habang naabutan ng Movement Control Order sa Muslim country.
“When Phase 1 of the MCO (Movement Control Order) started in Malaysia. I panicked, had anxiety, was frustrated, and I was thinking how we will survive this. The police and military were regulating the movement of people in the city and many businesses and gyms were closed,” salaysay ng 29 na taong gulang gulang, may taas na 4-11 at tubong Zamboanga City.
Dinagdag ng dalagang lifter, “Then as Phase 2 of MCO (April 1-14) ended today and Phase 3 is imposed until April 28th, I learned to accept that this is out of our control.”
At dahil dito, nananawagan si Diaz na patuloy na sundin ang mga mandato ng gobyerno hindi lang para sa kanyang team sa Malaysia kundi na rin ng lahat para naman sa ‘Pinas.
“As we are experiencing Phase 3 of the MCO or extended lockdown/quarantine let’s continue to abide by the law, continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and hand wash. This doesn’t just apply to me and my coaches here in Malaysia, but to my fellow Pilipinos back home,” giit ng hoister.
Pinanapos niyang, “The Frontliners are risking their lives for us, and we should do our part as well. They cannot make it without our cooperation, #wewill make it #Throughthistogether.” (Janiel Abby Toralba)