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UAE federal government employees to undergo Covid-19 PCR test every 7 days

UAE federal government employees to undergo Covid-19 PCR test every 7 days

Previously, they were required to get tested every 14 days

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The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has issued a new circular stating that all UAE federal government employees must undergo a PCR Covid-19 test at their own expense every 7 days.

In a previous circular issued on January 5, these employees needed to test themselves every 14 days.

Read: Covid-19: UAE government employees to undertake paid PCR test every 14 days

In its latest Circular 03 or 2021, the federal authority stated that the nasal swab PCR tests will be required every seven days starting from Sunday, January 24.

Those who are exempt from this rule include employees who have taken both the doses of the vaccine and also those who provide a medical report exempting them from taking the vaccine due to an illness or a health condition.

Outsourced and public services companies contracted by federal government entities must conduct a PCR test every seven days for their full-time employees at government offices who have not received both doses of the vaccine, confirmed news agency WAM.

With regards to consultants and experts who attend meetings or are present at government office premises, the circular stated that they too must confirm a recent PCR test results performed within three days, with an exception made for those who have received both doses of the vaccine.

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