Philippines defends 'no vax, no ride' policy on public transport

Philippines defends 'no vax, no ride' policy on public transport

13/1/2022 5:49:00 PM

Philippines defends 'no vax, no ride' policy on public transport

MANILA: The Philippine government on Thursday (Jan 13) defended a controversial ban on unvaccinated people using public transport in the capital Manila where Omicron is fuelling a record surge in cases. The rule, announced by the Department of Transportation this week and expected to take effect on Mo

MANILA: The Philippine government on Thursday (Jan 13) defended a controversial ban on unvaccinated people using public transport in the capital Manila where Omicron is fuelling a record surge in cases.The rule, announced by the Department of Transportation this week and expected to take effect on Monday, comes after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to arrest people not vaccinated against COVID-19 who refused to stay at home.

Passengers will have to show proof of vaccination before boarding public buses, jeepneys, trains, boats or planes in Metro Manila where infections are soaring, causing widespread disruption for businesses and straining hospitals.Exceptions will be made for unvaccinated people who have official permission to travel to buy food, seek medical treatment or get jabbed.

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Philippines defends 'no vax, no ride' on public transportMANILA — The Philippine government on Thursday (Jan 13) defended a controversial ban on unvaccinated people using public transport in the capital Manila where Omicron is fuelling a record surge in cases.

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LinkedIn MANILA: The Philippine government on Thursday (Jan 13) defended a controversial ban on unvaccinated people using public transport in the capital Manila where Omicron is fuelling a record surge in cases.The rule, announced by the Department of Transportation this week and expected to take effect Monday, comes after president Rodrigo Duterte threatened to arrest people not vaccinated against Covid-19 who refused to stay at home.few have levied fines on the elderly, but a sweeping tax on all unvaccinated adults could be a rare and controversial move.A woman in Singapore took a video and accused a taxi driver for setting his rearview mirror so that he could look at her breasts while on the road.

The rule, announced by the Department of Transportation this week and expected to take effect on Monday, comes after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to arrest people not vaccinated against COVID-19 who refused to stay at home. Passengers will have to show proof of vaccination before boarding public buses, jeepneys, trains, boats or planes in Metro Manila where infections are soaring, causing widespread disruption for businesses and straining hospitals. Exceptions will be made for unvaccinated people who have official permission to travel to buy food, seek medical treatment or get jabbed. Exceptions will be made for unvaccinated people who have official permission to travel to buy food, seek medical treatment or get jabbed. Provinces across Canada are tackling an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases that has forced tens of thousands of people into isolation and burdened the healthcare sector. Only around half the Philippine population are fully vaccinated, though the rate in the capital is much higher. The Department of Transportation said the temporary"no vaccination, no ride" policy was designed to protect everyone and avoid an economically damaging shutdown of the public transport system during the latest spike. The Department of Transportation said the temporary"no vaccination, no ride" policy was designed to protect everyone and avoid an economically damaging shutdown of the public transport system during the latest spike. As she said that, she faced the camera towards the mirror, showing that from where she was sitting, she could only see her chest.

"We believe that it is more anti-poor and anti-life if we will not impose interventions that will prevent loss of life due to non-vaccinations," it said. But rights groups, including Amnesty International, slammed the policy. "The vaccine is the key to fight the virus. Related: Philippines businesses take hit amid record run of COVID-19 cases But rights groups, including Amnesty International, slammed the policy. "The way out of this pandemic is not to impose unacceptably disproportionate restrictions and punishment on those who are unvaccinated," Butch Olano of Amnesty International Philippines said. He warned the rule would unfairly target the poor who cannot work from home and"further erode trust in the government". He warned the rule would unfairly target the poor who cannot work from home and"further erode trust in the government". Mr Legault and his CAQ party face a provincial election in October. The Philippine Commission on Human Rights said earlier the travel restrictions"effectively restricts the exercise and enjoyment of fundamental rights"." New cases hit a record 34,021 on Thursday, with just over three million people in the Philippines infected since the start of the pandemic." "I never ask you where you live.

New cases hit a record 34,021 on Thursday, with just over three million people in the Philippines infected since the start of the pandemic. The government loosened lockdowns in October last year, after coronavirus infections driven by the Delta variant peaked, in order to revive the battered economy. New infections dwindled to a few hundred daily just before Christmas, but ramped up again as families and friends got together for the holidays. It has also imposed curbs on gathering. New infections dwindled to a few hundred daily just before Christmas, but ramped up again as families and friends got together for the holidays. Source: AFP/gr .