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Healthcare

Philippines' Duterte says country cannot afford more lockdowns

MANILA, July 26 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned that prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns would inflict great damage on the economy, as he urged Filipinos to get vaccinated to help achieve herd immunity.

“We cannot afford any more lockdowns lest our economy bleeds to the point of irreversible damage,” Duterte said in comments made during his final State of the Nation address before he steps down next year.

Reporting by Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales Editing by Ed Davies

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