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Filipinos breaking Covid-19 rules risk beatings, humiliation – unless they’re rich or well-connected

As the Philippines approaches a year since it first entered one of the world’s harshest Covid-19 lockdowns, wildly uneven enforcement of antivirus restrictions is worsening inequality, critics say, as ordinary citizens are beaten and humiliated in public for breaking quarantine rules while the well-connected and wealthy escape punishment. For those Filipinos who aren’t rich and powerful, not wearing a face mask is enough to warrant a police beating so severe that the violator is unable to work…

Read the original article at South China Morning Post

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