COVID-19 | Discovery makes jabs mandatory for staff

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JOHANNESBURG  - Discovery has become the first major corporate in the country to make it mandatory for all staff to be vaccinated.

The insurer which released financial results today says its policy is being driven by a moral and social obligation to make people healthier.

Full-year profits increased 910 percent from a low base in the previous year.

Discovery sys the effect of Covid-19 in South Africa was about five times more severe on a risk-adjusted basis than in the UK.

The group’s life insurance business was particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.

Discovery scrapped the annual dividend for the period.


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