Valenzuela City passed an ordinance prohibiting jokes as well as passing false information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
According to a Saturday report on "24 Oras Weekend," the prohibition included pretending to be COVID-positive or accusing others of being positive.
Individuals violating the ordinance may be fined P5,000 and must provide community service.
As of Saturday, Valenzeula had 240 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 57 recoveries and 12 fatalities. — Joahna Lei Casilao/DVM, GMA News