The president of the Philippines said he didn’t care if people who deny the coronavirus vaccine died from the virus.
Rodrigo Duterte said in a national address on Wednesday: “For those who do not want it, well, for all I care, you can die anytime.”
He added that he wanted the police to restrict the movement of people who refuse coronavirus vaccines: “To those people who do not want to be vaccinated, I am telling you, don’t go out of your house.
“If you go out of your house, I will tell the police to return you to your home. You will be escorted back to your house because you are a walking spreader.”
Only 6% of the country is vaccinated, according to Reuters.
Duterte previously threatened to jail people who refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine.
Supply delays have also slowed the vaccination rate in some parts of the country, Bloomberg reported.
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