The New Zealand government today announced mandatory vaccination for workers to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), an official said.
In a statement, the country’s Minister for Workplace and Safety Relations, Michael Wood, said the government is introducing a series of measures to help protect jobs and workers from COVID-19.
“We are making vaccination mandatory for workers in businesses where customers need to show COVID-19 vaccination certificates to make those jobs as safe as possible and to give confidence to staff and customers,” said Wood. .
Under the new law, unvaccinated workers will be given a new four-week notice period to be vaccinated before employment is terminated, he added.
On Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her government set a target to fully vaccinate 90 per cent of the population to end the country ‘s strict coronavirus restrictions.
“Fully vaccinated people will be able to reconnect with family and friends, go to bars and restaurants and do the things they want with the greatest confidence and confidence,” Ardern said.
To date, 87 percent of the population has received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine, while about 71 percent are fully vaccinated.
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