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Duterte threatens to arrest people who refuse to get jabs [TMT]
2021-06-22 Dj Marshmallow 0 News and Reports
President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In his public address aired over state-run PTV-4 on Monday night, Duterte told those who refuse to get jabs to leave the country.
The President stressed that everyone should get vaccinated because it was the only way to beat the pandemic.
"I'm just exasperated by Filipinos not heeding the government. E tutal dito wala tayong hangarin kundi kabutihan ng ating bayan (We only want what is best for our nation)," Duterte said.
"Kung hindi kayo magpabakuna, umalis kayo sa Pilipinas (If you don't want to get vaccinated, leave). 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, e magpabakuna ka (you should get vaccinated)," he added.
Duterte said individuals who refused to get vaccinated were "potential carriers" of Covid-19 and they put other lives at risk.
"Mamili kayo, magpabakuna kayo o ipakulong ko kayo (Choose, get vaccinated or get jailed," he said.
Duterte directed the Department of the Interior and Local Government to identify residents who refused to get vaccinated.
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