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Abu Dhabi govt, semi-govt entities to reduce workplace strength to 30%

Abu Dhabi govt, semi-govt entities to reduce workplace strength to 30%

Those employees that can work remotely have been granted the permission to do so

Workplace strength of Abu Dhabi government and semi-government entities has been pared to 30 per cent, as a safety measure to help protect the health of employees and their families.

Employees who can work remotely have been given permission to do so. The capital’s department of government support has also approved remote working for those above the age of 60 or with chronic diseases and weak immunity, and for people of determination.

The department also approved a compulsory weekly PCR test for all employees. Volunteers in vaccine clinical trials and those vaccinated as part of national vaccination programmes who have active icons (gold star or letter E) on Alhosn app are exempted from the weekly test.

Last week, Abu Dhabi mandated the activation of the Al Hosn app for all those keen to enter the emirate.

Read: Abu Dhabi: Al Hosn app a ‘must’ for entry into the emirate

Abu Dhabi also updated the rules around the mandatory Covid-19 testing for citizens and residents entering the emirate from within the UAE.

Read more: Covid-19: Abu Dhabi updates testing rules for entry from within the UAE

Effective, February 1, the emirates has allowed entry into the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result. Meanwhile, DPI test results undertaken to enter the emirate will have a validity of only 24 hours, instead of 48 hours under the previous rules.

Meanwhile, cinemas in the capital emirate had also been ordered to temporarily close from Friday, February 5.

Read: Covid-19: Cinemas ordered to close in Abu Dhabi

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