Lo stato australiano potrebbe sparare più di 40 personale di polizia per aver rifiutato un vaccino contro il Covid-19

Un totale di 43 police staff in the Australian state of Victoria have been stood down from duty and could face being fired after they failed to comply with a Covid-19 mandato vaccinale, La polizia di Victoria ha detto.

Under Victorian state law, all emergency service workers including police officers were set an October 15 deadline to book a vaccination, and must receive their first dose by Friday.
In a statement sent to CNN on Tuesday, La polizia di Victoria ha detto 34 police officers and nine public safety officers who hadnot complied with the vaccination directionhad been stood down from active service while they are investigated by the state’s Professional Standards Command.
    Subsequent disciplinary action may include termination, but if a worker was unable to be vaccinateddue to a medical issuethey would be exempt, diceva la dichiarazione.
      Among other jobs that require vaccination under Victoria’s mandate are airport workers, marriage celebrants and funeral attendants. Public bodies in other Australian states have also introduced similar orders, Compreso New South Wales Police.
        Victoria is set to emerge from an almost three-month long lockdown this week, after Premier Daniel Andrews said the state’s target of fully vaccinating 70% of its population over age 16 had been met early.
        From Friday, a nightly curfew will be lifted and freedom of movement restored in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city. Nel frattempo, fino a 10 people will be allowed to visit homes, and shops and restaurants can reopen with limited capacity.
          Victoria will be the third Australian state or territory to begin attempting to live with Covid-19 as Australia moves away from the strict elimination strategy it adopted during the first 18 months of the pandemic. Outbreaks of the highly-contagious Delta variant had made the zero-Covid goal unattainable, secondo gli esperti.
            Martedì, Victoria recorded 1,749 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deceduti.
            New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, was the first to begin living with the virus on October 11, followed by the Australian Capital Territory on October 15. Australia’s total vaccination rate for people over 16 è 69.2% as of Monday.

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