Police ban kissing, hugging in public

The police have taken their responsibility of implementing physical distancing by another notch by banning public displays of affection.

Kissing, hugging and holding hands in public will not be allowed, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas.

Couples, members of a family or close friends were enjoined to keep their distance to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

Sinas, however, said those caught displaying affection in public will not be arrested but will be reprimanded.

PNP spokesman BGen. Ildebrandi Usana said the police will not ask if those caught hugging or kissing are couples or living under one roof.

“If they are seen hugging or one hand is on the other’s shoulder and are very close to each other, it’s an automatic violation,” Usana said.