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PA: Unpaid leave for employees who refuse covid vaccine

August 11, 2021 at 9:54 am

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in Ramallah, West Bank on 9 June 2020 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh stressed yesterday that employees who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be put on unpaid leave until the pandemic subsides.

Shtayyeh said that this measure is being taken to protect the community against a new wave of coronavirus.

He said the government would impose tight measures and adopt strict plans to avoid a new lockdown, stressing that everyone should take the vaccine.

Shtayyeh said that Palestine is seeing a sharp decline in the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, noting that the number of related deaths declined to zero in the occupied West Bank and one or two in besieged Gaza.

He reiterated that everyone should be vaccinated as soon as possible in order to avoid a new wave of coronavirus.

Palestine has suffered 318,181 cases of coronavirus with 3,615 deaths and 312,537 recoveries, according to Worldomet.

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