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BVI Probing Reports of Private Companies Terminating Unvaccinated Workers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola (CMC) — The administration of British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie will be exploring reports that private companies have been terminating employees who have declined to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Following published reports, Fahie stated that although he is a full advocate for vaccination, people have the right to choose what’s right for themselves and he is aware of that right.

“At the same time, whatever we can do to make sure that we reduce or eliminate the spreading of this deadly disease — especially with the new variants — that we do it,” he said while speaking at a recent press conference. 

He also said that a statement on the legal findings related to this matter should be expected in a few weeks.

“I have my own personal views — but in this position where I am in – sometimes your personal views are not mutually aligned with the legal views. And you have to be guided by the legal views when you are in these positions. So, I have to wait until that comes out before I can speak to that full topic in terms of, with full legal knowledge and backing.”

The Government has repeatedly insisted that it will not make vaccination mandatory, however, health officials have encouraged persons to take the AstraZeneca vaccines that are available to help curb the spread of the virus.

SOURCE: Jamaica Gleaner

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