Duterte asks Filipinos to ‘endure’ coronavirus curbs until December, pins hopes on China vaccine


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to “endure” coronavirus restrictions until December and pinned hopes on a Chinese vaccine, even as cases in his country soared towards 100,000 and lockdown restrictions in Metro Manila were extended until the middle of August.

“My plea is to endure [restrictions] some more. Many have been infected,” Duterte said during a pre-recorded address aired on Friday. “If you can endure until December … China is first [in the vaccine race].




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