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newsBusiness Report writes that financial services group Momentum Metropolitan Holdings will not force its staff to vaccinate against Covid-19.

Speaking at a virtual financial results presentation on Wednesday, chief executive Hillie Meyer said the group would rather convince anti-vaxxers to vaccinate rather than enforce a mandatory vaccination policy. Indicating that the group’s management fully supported the vaccination drive for employees, clients and the company, Meyer added: “I think it is the best weapon against the impact of Covid-19 but I would much rather sit with every one of the anti-vaxxers of our business one on one and try to convince them to vaccinate. Ultimately, it will be your choice.” Meyer’s comments came as his counterpart, Discovery chief executive Adrian Gore, announced plans to introduce a compulsory vaccination policy for the group’s SA-based employees from 1 January 2022. Gore also indicated that the group would make its buildings a vaccination-only zone. Momentum Metropolitan said the impact of the second and third waves of the pandemic could be seen in the gross mortality claims over the second half of the year being 55% higher than the mortality claims in the first half of the year, which had already been elevated because of the first wave.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Dineo Faku at Business Report


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