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Manila, Philippines (AP) —The President of the Philippines threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and told them to leave the country if they did not cooperate in efforts to contain the pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his public explosion and exaggerated rhetoric, refused to be vaccinated and resented those who helped spread the coronavirus in a statement aired Monday night. Stated.
“Don’t get me wrong. There is a crisis facing this country. There is a national emergency. If you don’t want to be vaccinated, get arrested and inject the vaccine into your butt,” Duterte said. Told.
“If you disagree with vaccination, leave the Philippines. If necessary or somewhere, go to the United States,” he says, creating a list of rebellious residents for village leaders. He added that he would order.
Human rights lawyer Edre Oralia expressed concern about Duterte’s threat, saying the president could not order the arrest of anyone who had not explicitly committed a crime.
Duterte and his administration are facing criticisms of supply problems and public hesitation vaccination campaigns. After many delays, vaccination began in March.
Duterte blamed the problem of wealthy Western nations hunting down vaccines for their own people and left behind poor nations like the Philippines.
The Philippines is Asia’s COVID-19 hotspot, with more than 1.3 million cases and at least 23,749 deaths.
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