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COVID-19: CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated



US news network CNN has sacked three of its employees for violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

According to a Thursday memo by the media company’s chief Jeff Zucker, staff are to mandatorily get their vaccines if they report to the office or out in the field where they come into contact with other employees.

“Let me be clear — we have a zero tolerance policy on this,” wrote Zucker, chairman of news and sports for WarnerMedia.

It is legal in the US for firms to require employees to be vaccinated.

Many other large firms – including Facebook and Google – say they will require employees to be vaccinated when offices fully reopen in the months ahead.

In May the US government said it was legal for employers to require staff attending the workplace in person to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Major airlines Delta and United Airlines are requiring new employees to show proof of vaccination, while investment bank Goldman Sachs is requiring its employees to disclose their vaccination status, although it does not require staff to be vaccinated, AP reports.

President Biden has ordered two million federal employees to show proof of vaccination or be subject to mandatory testing and mask-wearing.

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