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mtnEngineering News reports that MTN has joined a growing number of SA companies that have implemented a vaccine mandate amid the battle with the fourth wave of Covid-19 and the new Omicron variant.

Africa's largest mobile network operator said that those employees who refused vaccinations, without a valid reason, would be fired. The policy will start in January. MTN group president and CEO Ralph Mupita said in a statement: "The science is clear. Vaccination against Covid-19 reduces rates of serious infections, hospitalisation, and death. As an employer, we have a responsibility to ensure that our workplaces are guided by the highest standards of health and safety, and that has informed our decision to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for our staff. MTN also said it recognised the right of employees to apply to be exempted from the policy or refuse vaccination on certain "clearly defined grounds"


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