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Duterte warns unvaccinated people: ‘If you die, good riddance’

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:55 PM February 07, 2022
Photo for story: Duterte warns unvaccinated people: ‘If you die, good riddance’

President Rodrigo Duterte in his “Talk to the People” on Jan. 24, 2022. (File phot from a PCOO live stream)

MANILA, Philippines — “I’m warning you. Don’t be complacent. If you die, and you’re not vaccinated, I will tell you: Good riddance,’” President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking in a mix of English and Filipino, said in his weekly taped address, “Talk to the People,” that aired late on Monday.

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He addressed the warning to those who refuse to get vaccinated as he stressed the Philippines was not yet “over the hump” in its battle against COVID-19.

“If you don’t want it [vaccination], you want to die. OK then. Walk around, and if you get contaminated, you will feel very, very sorry for yourself and your family,” Duterte added.

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He encouraged parents to get their children vaccinated as the government had approved the vaccination of kids aged 5 to 11.

The government is set to hold another national vaccination drive on Feb. 10 and 11, this one for at least six million individuals, including children aged 5 to 11 years.

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