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Employees of the Federal government with school going children will be granted three hours off work during the first week of the academic term, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced.
This is due to the UAE cabinet agenda that promotes employees' active participation in their children's school activities.
Employees will be allowed to seek permission to leave early or report late, so they can attend their wards graduation ceremonies.
The decision follows the recommendations made by the National Programme for Happiness and Postivity and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.
Eight new schools are to open in Dubai by September 2020, it was announced on Tuesday.
Most schools on Saturday announced they would be closed on Sunday due to the fluctuating weather conditions and their inability to receive students and teachers on the first day of the second semester, which was scheduled to start on Sunday at all UAE government and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
The Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has announced the completion of construction works on the Mohamed bin Zayed School.
GCAA said only passenger flights carrying UAE residents and visitors wishing to return back to their respective home countries have been temporarily allowed after ensuring all relevant precautionary measures required by the Ministry of Health and Prevention have been taken.
The UAE Health Ministry said a 51-year-old Asian citizen, who was suffering from chronic disease and kidney failure, died due the complication from the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 9 cases in the UAE.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said that two special flights, one PK-789 with 264 passengers on board has departed for Toronto from Lahore, while another flight PK-781 carrying 242 passengers has flown from Karachi to Toronto.
Shortages of critical equipment led to fierce competition among buyers from Europe, the US and elsewhere. A regional leader in Paris described the scramble to find masks a “worldwide treasure hunt.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that New York could run out of ventilators in six days.