A younger man has died after reportedly doing 300 squats as a punishment for breaking a COVID curfew in place within the Philippines.
Darren Manaog Penaredondo, 28, was allegedly out after the 6pm COVID curfew on April 1 buying water when he was caught by authorities, Rappler reported.
Town of Basic Trias has a curfew from 6pm to 5am as a part of an “enhanced group quarantine standing”.
An individual near the man, Adrian Lucena, took to Fb to make claims about how the dying passed off.
“That is brother Darren Manaog as a result of he was caught final Thursday night time by the police,” the submit mentioned alongside a picture of the man in a physique bag.
He claimed Penaredondo mentioned, “they had been pumped 100 x.” – that’s, compelled to repeat a strenuous train motion.
Penaredondo then reportedly needed to do the train repeatedly as a result of the violators had been required to do the punishment in sync.
This meant he ended up doing the squat-like train 300 occasions in complete.
“He went residence on Friday at 8am within the morning and he couldn’t stroll correctly,” the submit mentioned.
The man started having seizures the following day earlier than his coronary heart stopped. He handed away at round 10pm.
“Brother goodbye we love you a lot,” Lucena mentioned.
“We is not going to permit justice to not be given to your loss.”
Metropolis of Basic Trias Mayor Antonio Ferrer mentioned through Fb that an investigation into the dying was underway.
Mayor Antonio Ferrer additionally addressed town’s COVID curfew coverage.
“In implementing the mentioned coverage, hurting or torturing anybody who violates it isn’t a part of our coverage,” the submit mentioned.
“In reference to the sudden passing of Mr Darren Manaog Penaredondo, we instantly ordered the chief of our police to conduct a good investigation in regards to the incident of arrest and the seemingly torturing (of) him.
“Let’s hope that we have now fast readability on the occasions and provides peace of thoughts and can to the Penaredondo household.”
Basic Trias Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Marlo Nillo Solero denied the allegations to Rappler, saying officers didn’t give such punishments to quarantine rule-breakers.
Nevertheless, The Philippines isn’t the one nation that’s allegedly used unorthodox punishments for breaching COVID curfews.
Indonesia made headlines earlier this yr for weird punishments allegedly meted out in that nation.
This included having individuals bury COVID victims, sleep in a single day in haunted homes, clear up garbage, do push-ups or recite the nationwide anthem.
In East Java, repeat offenders had been made to take part within the burials of those that died from coronavirus.
In the meantime, in Central Java, these returning to their villages had been compelled to spend the quarantine interval in an previous home that’s mentioned to be haunted.
In a single Balinese village, individuals had been compelled to bear cleanup duties and, in one other, pay masks fines with 5 luggage of rice.
The Badung Public Order Company additionally compelled individuals to do push-ups and sit-ups, dance and sing the nationwide anthem.
However this was in return for these caught with out a face masks to be equipped one free.
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