Take the COVID-19 vaccine or go to jail and get it injected into your butt.
Well, that’s what Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening citizens.
Duterte, who is known for his public outbursts and brash rhetoric, made the remarks earlier in the week during a televised public address after becoming exasperated with people who refuse to get jabbed.
“Don’t get me wrong. There is a crisis being faced in this country. There is a national emergency. If you don’t want to get vaccinated, I’ll have you arrested and I’ll inject the vaccine in your butt,” he said.
“If you will not agree to be vaccinated, leave the Philippines. Go to India if you want or somewhere, to America,” he said, adding he would order village leaders to make a list of defiant residents.
The Philippines is one of the worst-hit countries in Southeast Asia with more than one million cases and over 20,000 deaths linked to the virus.