A Philippines man allegedly died when he was forced to do 300 squats as punishment for breaking COVID-19 curfew rules, according to a new report.
Darren Manaog Peñaredondo, 28, was out after 6 p.m. on April 1 buying drinking water in his city of General Trias, Cavite, when he was nabbed by village guards, Rappler reported. The Cavite province currently has a strict curfew in place from 6 p.m to 5 a.m., per Inquirer.net.
The Philippines has reported nearly 800,000 cases of COVID-19 along with 13,425 deaths, which is second in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia.
Peñaredondo, along with another curfew violator, were brought to a shopping plaza and forced to perform “pumping” exercises, similar to that of squats, his partner Reichelyn Balce told Rappler.
Darren Manaog Peñaredondo seen in his home after doing the squats.Newsflash
“They were told to do pumping exercises 100 times,” she said. “The enforcers also said that if they were not in sync, they would