Duterte’s Warning to Filipinos Who Refuse Covid Vaccine: ‘You Can Die’

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned 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 added that for people who don’t want to be vaccinated, “well, for all I care, you can die anytime.”

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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