Philippine police stop and confiscate licenses from motorcyclists who are not wearing face masks

Police in the Philippines are taking strict measures to ensure the public wear face masks - confiscating people's driving license until they have bought one.

Footage from Davao City on Monday (March 23) shows a traffic officer pulling over two riders who were only wearing helmets. He then confiscated their licenses and ordered them to go on buy surgical face masks in order for them to get back their documents.

Onlookers praised the frontline officer for helping to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has infected 552 people and killed 33 as of March 24.

The Philippines has taken a hard line approach to fighting the pandemic by placing many cities in community lock down, imposing curfews and preventing anyone from entering the country.