COVID-19: CNN Sacks 3 Employees for Going to Work Without Vaccination

COVID-19: CNN Sacks 3 Employees for Going to Work Without Vaccination

  • Three employees of CNN have been dismissed for going into an office without been vaccinated against coronavirus
  • The US news network made the disclosure in a memo by CNN chief Jeff Zucker sent to staff on Thursday, August 5
  • According to Zucker, CNN has a zero-tolerance policy on such instances, adding that the company made vaccination mandatory for staff

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USA - A report by Reuters indicates that US news network CNN has approved the sack of three staff from its service for going to the office unvaccinated.

This was revealed in a company memo on Thursday, August 5, by CNN chief Jeff Zucker, sent to several media outlets.

CNN sacks 3 employees
CNN has terminated the appointment of three employees for going to the office unvaccinated. Photo credit: Prince Williams
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The memo revealed that every staff either reporting in the field or working with any other employee or going into an office must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Zucker according to BBC explained that the company has a zero-tolerance policy on such instances

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The names of the dismissed employees, as well as the location of the staff, were not revealed by CNN.

There's a possibility that proof of vaccination may be required as a formal part of the process to enter CNN's office.

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Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against COVID-19.

A source with direct knowledge of the matter revealed that the announcement came in remarks where Biden was also expected to lay out a series of new steps to spur new vaccinations in the US.

The move comes at a time the Delta variant spreads rapidly throughout the country and other nations across the world.

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The vaccines which arrived Abuja around 2:15 am on Sunday, August 1, were delivered through the COVAX facility, a vaccine alliance aimed at ensuring equitable global distribution of vaccines.

The vaccines were received and stored at the country’s National Strategic Cold Store near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.


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