The photo on the beach cost more than the average monthly salary in the country.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced his own violation of the mask regime and received a fine of 2.5 million pesos (about 3.5 thousand dollars). This was announced by the Ministry of Health of the Valparaiso region.
Before that , a photo of the president and an unfamiliar local woman on the beach circulated on social networks . The girl asked him about a joint picture and took a selfie – they were both without medical masks. The head of state has already apologized for what happened.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Chile has more than 581,000 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus and 16,000 deaths. The country has strict rules for wearing masks in public places: for their absence, they are punished, including by fines and imprisonment. In Chile, introduced a state of emergency and curfew.