Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing “trouble” in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Asian Country has so far detected 2,311 cases and reported 96 deaths forcing it into a two-week lock down which has resulted in poor families and workers complaining of not having food to eat.

The authoritarian leader has now ordered the military to kill anyone who disobeys government lockdown rules, hours after some people from a slum community were arrested for holding a protest during the lockdown.

President Duterte said; “My orders are to the police and military, also village officials, that if there is trouble or the situation arises that people fight and your lives are on the line, shoot them dead, instead of causing trouble, I’ll send you to the grave.”