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CNN fires three employees who came into work unvaccinated

CNN has fired three employees who came into work unvaccinated against Covid-19.

CNN chief Jeff Zucker sent a memo to staff reminding them that vaccines were mandatory if they report to the office or out in the field where they have contact with other employees.

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“In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated. Let me be clear – we have a zero-tolerance policy on this,” Zucker said.

Zucker also confirmed that a planned company-wide return to the office has been delayed until at least October, due to rising infections across the US.

Other companies have also implemented a mandate for staff to be vaccinated before they return to office, including Disney, Google and the NFL.

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President Joe Biden also confirmed that all federal employees will need to be vaccinated, or take part in a weekly testing programme.

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