The President of Philipine Rodrigo Duterte has ordered officers to shoot at sight anyone “who creates trouble” during a month-long lockdown put in place by government to contain the spread of Covid19 in that country.
In a late-night televised national address on Wednesday, the President said:
“Let this be a warning to all. Follow the government at this time because it is critical that we have order,”
“And do not harm the health workers, the doctors … because that is a serious crime. My orders to the police and the military, if anyone creates trouble, and their lives are in danger: shoot them dead.”
“Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose,”
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 2, 2020