As infections are spiking up in the Philippines, authorities are pushing for a ban from public transport for the unvaccinated.
The ban will apply to those in the capital, Manila, which has a population of over 13 million people as most of the new cases arise from the region.
However, human rights commission of the country has opposed it, calling the move restrictive and discrimnatory.
Plan will continue
The transport ministry however said that this is necessary and the plan will continue as it is important to reduce the spread of the virus and also not to overstress the healthcare system in the country.
Currently, half of the population of 110 million in the Philippines have been vaccinated, with the exception of the many unregistered migrants as well as some of the elderly and children.
37,207 infections were recorded in the Philippines on Friday, which is a record for the fifth time in the span of two weeks.
In total, there have been 3.12 million cases of infections in the Philippines and 53,000 deaths.
Plan comes after President threatens to arrest unvaccinated
The plan comes shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to arrest unvaccinated people in the country.
Philippines interior ministry has also ordered community officials to come up with a list of those who are still yet to be vaccinated.
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