Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in


PTI | Manila | Updated: 29-07-2021 10:42 IST | Created: 29-07-2021 10:42 IST
Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant.

Duterte said in televised remarks Wednesday night that there is no law mandating such a restriction but added he is ready to face lawsuits to keep people who are “throwing viruses left and right” off the streets.

The brash-talking president adds that for people who don't want to be vaccinated, “well, for all I care, you can die anytime.” However, more than public hesitance, the Philippines has been grappling with vaccine shortages.

Nearly 7 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated and more than 11 million others have received their first dose. That is a fraction of the government's target of 60 million to 70 million people.

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