President of Philippine, Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police, security forces to shoot dead any citizen creating “trouble” in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Asian Country has so far detected 2,311 cases and reported 96 deaths forcing it into a two-week lock down which has resulted in poor families and workers complaining of not having food to eat.
President Duterte gave the order in a speech late Wednesday, he said;
“My orders are to the police and military, also village officials, that if there is trouble or the situation arises that people fight and your lives are on the line, shoot them dead.”
“Instead of causing trouble, I’ll send you to the grave,” he said, adding that the outbreak is getting worse more than two weeks into the lockdown.