March 16, 2020 4:42:54 pm
Days after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a community quarantine in the country to try contain the spread of Covid-19, a motorist in the Philippines was stopped at a temperature checkpoint because his thermal scan revealed he had a fever. However, his explanation for why he had a fever resulted in him getting a ticket.
The man – who was headed home – was passing through one of the several checkpoints manned by police and military personnel when his thermal scan revealed his body temperature was higher than normal.
But when he was asked about it, the man claimed his temperature may have been higher because he had consumed shots of vodka, believing it would cleanse him of the coronavirus (it doesn’t). (Here are some useful tips for disinfecting surfaces)
In the video that has gone viral, the authorities can be checking the man’s temperature twice before assessing him further.
Watch the video here:
This man’s thermal scan showed 38 degrees Celsius – fever level.
While being assessed he admitted taking shots of vodka before riding because it was “alcohol” that could cleanse him before going home. He got a ticket for driving under the influence | @chiarazambrano #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/XM0B2iy1AN
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) March 16, 2020
Since driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, the motorist was given a ticket for the same, reported ABS-CBN.
Here’s how people reacted to the video:
Hahahaha so smart
— Andrew Rivera, ST. N. 💉 (@imandrewrivera) March 16, 2020
well vodka doesn’t work that way 🤷
— JURIS TANTRUM⁷ (@hyyungl) March 16, 2020
— Jeric Angelo Obille (@CapitalJAO) March 16, 2020
— charles (@charlesevilla) March 16, 2020
is this real life or is this sit com?
— RoAnn Barron (@zzzaine) March 16, 2020
And they believed him?😡
— Rlra (@CaloyRlra) March 16, 2020
Reverse uno card
— artemis (@13marethyu) March 16, 2020
— ningning (@NingNingx1) March 16, 2020
As per the World Health Organization (WHO), consuming alcohol does not help prevent or contain the spread of the virus.
Globally, more than 5,800 have died due to the infection with the total number of people testing positive exceeding 1,68,000. (Click here for LIVE UPDATES)
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