By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
Published: 16:25 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 16:26 GMT, 21 February 2020
Hundreds of brides and grooms kissed while wearing blue surgical masks at a mass wedding ceremony in a coronavirus-hit city in the Philippines.
The 220 happy couples were mandated to wear the masks as they sealed their vows by authorities in the city of Bacolod, following fears the virus could spread.
Attendees were also asked to complete health declarations detailing their travel history for 14 days, the maximum incubation time for the virus.
Three people have been diagnosed with the deadly disease in the Philippines and one death has also been recorded. Worldwide there are more than 75,000 cases with more than 2,200 deaths declared.
The 220 happy couples were ordered to wear face masks by authorities in the city of Bacolod, Philippines, before attending the mass wedding ceremony
The loving couples were also required to fill in a health