Groups slam proposed Iloilo City Covid-19 vaccination mandate

2021 yearend data by the Iloilo City Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (ICESU) shows the unvaccinated accounting for 386 of 444 COVID-19 deaths

Covıd-19 Vaccines, Iloilo

1/16/2022 8:02:00 PM

Activist groups opposed on Thursday, January 13, the Iloilo City government’s proposed ordinance restricting the movement of unvaccinated persons in the city.

2021 yearend data by the Iloilo City Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (ICESU) shows the unvaccinated accounting for 386 of 444 COVID-19 deaths

BAYAN Panay and Panay Alliance Karapatan released a joint position paper denouncing the measure, saying it would adversely affect unvaccinated persons.They warned that restrictions could deprive the unvaccinated of sources of income and access to basic necessities, and result to “hunger, loneliness and, ultimately, sickness.”

“Subject to punishment, they can be prohibited from entering government and private offices, prevented from going to markets, malls, stores, restaurants, resorts, schools and churches and denied access to public transportation. It will be tantamount to a deprivation of their livelihoods, the inaccessibility of basic social services, and forced isolation in their homes,” the statement said.

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