By Andreo Calonzo
The Philippines has banned unvaccinated individuals from public transport in the capital following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to restrict their movement as COVID-19 infections surge.
Commuters are required to show proofs of vaccination before riding buses, jeepneys, trains and other public transport in Metro Manila, the transportation department said Wednesday. The “no vaccination, no ride” policy will be in effect while the capital is under Alert Level 3, the third-highest in a five-step scale.
The Southeast Asian nation has intensified curbs on the unvaccinated as daily Covid-19 cases hit record highs in the past days, filling up hospitals in the capital. The spike has also disrupted businesses from banks to airlines, and shortened stock trading.
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