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The Philippine government has banned unvaccinated people using public transport in the capital Manila

This afternoon.

Via Channel News Asia:

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.

Philippines defends ‘no vax, no ride’ policy on public transport (CNA)

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Earlier: Hit Them Where It Hurts

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It doesn’t all go on salaries.

The ‘Goalies’ of GOAL are delivering tarpaulins, kitchen sets, mosquito nets and other essential aid to more than 6,500 people this week in the Jaro Municipality on Leyte Island in the typhoon-struck Philippines.

Fair play, etc.

From top: GOAL’s James Kelly with Lea Go ( a local councillor); boy carrying Mosquito nets; GOAL humanitarian officer Kevin Murphy; Kevin with GOAL global humanitarian advisor Frank McManus; Villagers in Paresen carrying supplies.

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(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

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philip 5Scenes on the island of Leyte, Philippine at the weekend in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed at least 3,974 people with a further 1,186 missing

Photos taken by Julien Behal ,who is with Goal’s Emergency Response team to publicise their efforts in the region. Goal workers have delivered aid to “over 15,000 people” since the typhoon struck last week

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(Julien Behal/Maxwell)