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Sharjah activates work-from-home for government employees

Sharjah activates work-from-home for government employees

Those who necessarily need to be present in the office will work shorter hours and in shifts

On Monday, March 22, Tariq Bin Khadim, the head of human resources department in the Government of Sharjah announced the activation of the remote work system from Sunday for all government employees, except for those for whom it was essential to be present in their workplace.

However, those who had to be present within the offices, would work shorter hours and in shifts to avoid many people congregating in the workplace at the same time.

The decision was relayed via a Twitter post by Sharjah News, the official news agency for the emirate.

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On March 10, the Dubai government began a work-from-home programme for federal government employees, except those in essential and emergency departments, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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On March 12, the Abu Dhabi government also activated a remote working system for some of its employees, including senior citizens, working mothers and those who suffer from chronic diseases and respiratory symptoms.

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