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Duterte warns that unvaccinated Filipinos could be forced to stay in their homes

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Duterte warns that unvaccinated Filipinos could be forced to stay in their homes

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks Wednesday night that there is no law mandating such a restriction but added he is ready to face lawsuits to keep people who are “throwing viruses left and right” off the streets. Nearly 7 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated and more than 11 million others have received their first dose.