OFW who fell unconscious after being teargassed in HK now OK

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Police deploy teargas along Hennessy Road in Wan Chai on Oct. 1.

A Filipino domestic worker who fell unconscious after inhaling teargas yesterday (October 6) was released from hospital this morning, a Philippine Consulate General official said.

Welfare Attache Marivic Clarin said the worker, Joy P., who hails from Davao, was discharged from hospital and is now under the care of her employer in Mid-Levels.

“She’s now okay and was discharged earlier. I was able to talk to her,” Clarin said in an interview.

She said he 30-year-old worker had played a basketball game with friends  Wan Chai  when the police fired teargas to disperse protesters nearby.

“She played a basketball game in Lockhart and was resting in Southorn (Playground when the incident happened),” Clarin said.

The worker fell unconscious after she inhaled teargas and was taken by an ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The PCG had advised overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong, who number at least 218,000 as of September, to avoid protest areas as the anti-government demonstrations continue to rock the city.