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Covid curfew breaker dies after doing 300 squats as punishment

A man has died after allegedly being forced to do 300 squats for breaking coronavirus curfew.

Darren Manaog Peñaredondo was caught buying a bottle of water on the outskirts of Manila in the Philippines on April 1, sometime after the city’s 6:pm curfew.

His partner claims police brought him to the municipal hall and made him perform 100 squat exercises along with other Covid rule-breakers.

If the detainees didn’t do the exercises in perfect synchronisation together, they were allegedly made to repeat the exercise.

Mr Peñaredondo was ultimately forced to perform 300 squats, his partner Reichelyn Balce said.

Darren Manaog Peñaredondo was caught outside Manila after the city's 6pm Covid curfew
Darren Manaog Peñaredondo was caught outside Manila after the city’s 6pm Covid curfew (Image: Viral Press)

“He told me that they were brought to the Plaza Malabon in front of the municipal hall,” she told Rappler.

“And then, they were told to do pumping exercises [squats] 100 times. The enforcers also said that if they were not in sync, they would repeat it. He also told me he stumbled while doing the exercise.

“When he came home on Friday, around 8:am, he was assisted by a fellow quarantine violator who was arrested with him. I asked if he was beaten up.

“He just smiled, but it was obvious he was in pain.”

Mr Peñaredondo was in severe pain and couldn't walk the following day
Mr Peñaredondo was in severe pain and couldn’t walk the following day (Image: URL:)

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