“Shoot Them dead." After Filipinos defied a coronavirus lockdown to protest a lack of food, their president, Rodrigo Duterte, took to the airwaves declaring that he will order the military to shoot troublemakers dead.
"I will not hesitate. My orders are to the police and military, as well as village officials, if there is any trouble, or occasions where there's violence and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead," he said as he addressed his nation in a televised statement. "Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose."
The Philippines only has a total of 2633 confirmed coronavirus cases, and 107 deaths, according to John Hopkins.
Their numbers are pretty low compared to other parts of the world, but the're not taking any chances.