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Man shot dead for not wearing mask

Phlippines. President Duterte has ordered police and military to kill anyone violating quarantine or causing trouble during the pandemic.

A 63-year-old man has been shot dead by police in the Philippines after he became enraged for being told to wear a facemask, marking the first reported case of authorities shooting a civilian for breaching coronavirus restrictions.

The man was believed to have been drunk when he threatened village authorities with a scythe – a sharp blade – in the southern town of Nasipit in Agusan del Norte province, police said on Saturday.

“The suspect was cautioned by a village health worker … for not wearing a face mask,” the police report said. “But the suspect got angry, uttering provoking words and eventually attacked the personnel using a scythe.”

Mandatory face masks

The government ordered on Thursday all people across the archipelago nation’s main islands to wear face masks when going outside during its month-long lockdown.

Weiterlesen auf dw.com

Updated: 10. November 2020 — 9:57

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