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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

At the weekend.

Traveling maskless, mechanic Dara Flaherty is taken to a garda station and arrested for public order offences after refusing to wear a face covering on a bus in Renmore, Galway.

Mr Flaherty, who describes himself as a Nationalist Irish Republican, has urged others to buy a Day Saver ticket and make their own videos.

Earlier: That’s The Way

This morning

Dublin city centre.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (above) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (top left) at a photocall promoting the wearing of masks on Public transport.

Meanwhile…

Twenty minutes later.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (above right) arrives at government buildings.

Chauffeur-driven cars don’t count.

Rollingnews

In fairness.