Philippines President Duterte threatens to jail those refusing Covid shots
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Philippines President Duterte threatens to jail those refusing Covid shots

Newsdesk |
June 22, 2021

Angered by the country’s low vaccination rate, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he may jail people who refuse to get the shot against coronavirus.


New Delhi, 22 June 2021

As per news report of Rt.com, Duterte vented his frustration over vaccine hesitancy during a cabinet meeting late on Monday night. “If you don’t want to get vaccinated, leave the Philippines,” he said, as quoted by the PNA news agency. “Go to India if you want, or somewhere to America. But for as long as you are here and you are a human being and can carry the virus, you should get vaccinated.” The president asked the government to identify those who refuse to get the shot. “I will order their arrest, to be honest,” he said. “Choose – get vaccinated or get imprisoned?” Duterte, who is known for using straightforward and crass language in public, was quoted by the Rappler news website as saying, “If you don’t want to get vaccinated, I’ll have you arrested [and] then I’ll inject a vaccine into your buttocks.”

Source -rt.com

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