Arrest quarantine violators to teach them a ‘lesson’: Duterte

• Philippine News Agency [PNA] | Duterte’s remarks came after Interior Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Diño on July 17 proposed “shame campaign” against quarantine violators, including those who refuse to wear face masks and observe social distancing and other health protocols against Covid-19. Malacañan on Tuesday rejected Diño’s proposal as it would violate the Data Privacy Act which protects an individual’s personal information. Duterte said the PNP should arrest people who violate quarantine protocols in order to protect others who are heeding the government’s call to stay home to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus.

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