Chilean President Sebastian Pinera was forced to pay a fine of $ 3,500 for communicating without a mask.
Pinera complained on himself to the authorities after a photo of himself without his personal protective equipment along with another man began to gain popularity on the Internet. It is noted that during a walk on the beach, the head of state was approached by a stranger and asked to take selfies, but during the photo shoot, none of the participants did not wear a mask.
Chile has strict rules about the wearing of masks in public places and socializing, introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Violators could face hefty fines or even prison sentences.
Earlier, the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar went on a picnic with friends during the coronavirus pandemic, thus violating the social distancing measures introduced by him. The media and the public strongly condemned such actions. Journalists filmed Varadkar in a park in the capital city, sunbathing without his shirt on.