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Duterte to police, military: Go after people faking COVID-19 test results

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:05 PM March 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will order the police and military to go after people who are faking their COVID-19 test results to circumvent restrictions.

He said he will also go after people who are buying COVID-19 vaccines.

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“Hindi mo malaman ano ba ito totohanan o iba ‘yan diyan peke [ang result] o… So, I will have to order the police again. Wala akong ibang mauutusan, hindi mo naman mautusan ‘yang mga doktor. I have to order the police and the military to find out and arrest these people.”

(You don’t know if it’s true or fake. So, I will have to order the police again. I don’t have anyone else to direct, I can’t order the doctors. I have to order the police and the military to find out and arrest these people.)

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“At saka ‘yang nagpapabili ng bakuna. Nako, huwag ka sanang mahuli. ‘Pag nahuli ka, ipatawag kita sa Malacañang,” he added.

(And those who buy vaccines. I hope you don’t get caught, because if you do, I will call you to Malacañang.)

Duterte made the remark amid a rising tally of COVID-19 cases in the country.

As of Thursday, the Philippines has logged more than 603,000 COVID-19 infections, of which 47,769 are active.

The government is in the early stages of its COVID-19 vaccination program, using the initial batches of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronVac and AstraZeneca jab.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque earlier said over 114,500 individuals have already been vaccinated as of March 10.

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