Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera was hit with a US$3,500 fine on Friday after taking a mask-less beach selfie with a beach-goer.
Pinera apologized and turned himself in to authorities after the photo hit the Internet in early December.
He said he was walking on a beach near his home in Cachagua when a woman recognised him and asked for a photo. Neither wore a mask for the picture.
The country has strict rules about wearing a mask in public spaces at all times, with rule breakers subject to fines and even imprisonment.