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Discovery of South Africa Orders Employees to Get Vaccinated

  • Health insurer is contributing to national rollout of doses
  • Unions say company and state don’t have right to impose shots
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Discovery Ltd. will make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all staff from the start of next year, following major global companies from banks to airlines in insisting on inoculation.

South Africa’s largest medical-scheme administrator is making the rule to ensure the safety of employees, according to a statement. The Johannesburg-based company is involved in the rollout of doses in the country, and anticipates a spend of 200 million rand ($13.9 million) on the project in the 2022 fiscal year.