In Angeles City, Philippines, authorities apprehended 546 people for not wearing face mask in public–which is going against a strict ordinance to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Violation of Ordinance No. 546 comes with a penalty of a PHP 1,000 fine for first time offenders –individuals not wearing face masks, not bringing quarantine passes, and loitering outside of their homes.
“These are the steps we are taking to ensure the implementation of Ordinance No. 546, particularly the regulations to ensure the health of every Angeleño”, City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said.
Angeles City has reported 105 COVID-19 cases and six deaths to date.