A 63-year-old man was shot dead for flouting coronavirus lockdown. According to a report in, the elderly man was not wearing a mask and threatened to attack police personnel using a scythe. The incident took place at a checkpoint in Nasipit town in the southern province of Agusan del Norte Philippines on Thursday. The man was reportedly drunk.
“The suspect was cautioned by a village health worker … for not wearing a face mask. But the suspect got angry, uttering provoking words and eventually attacked the personnel using a scythe,” the police report said.
A police officer shot him dead while trying to pacify him. This is the first incident of police shooting a civilian for flouting Coronavirus rules. According to John Hopkins University, The Phillippines has over 3,200 positive cases and 152 deaths due to the deadly virus.