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The Sharjah Executive Council has approved an exceptional sabbatical leave with full pay for the Sharjah government employees to offer volunteer work supporting various sectors, especially during crises and disasters and epidemics.
All the attendees either should be fully vaccinated or they have to present the green pass system of Al Hosn App. The total duration of any event should not exceed four hours.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The Sharjah Police stated that non-compliance with wearing masks, and gatherings top the list of reports received through the reporting platforms that have been made available to the public, stressing the need to adhere to precautionary measures, and to report violations and abuses through its channels designated for individuals so that deterrent legal measures are taken against violators.
The Ministry of Health, in a statement, said, “Existing guidelines have been revised for reporting a new variant of SARSCoV2 (B.1.1.529; called Omicron) which has now been classified as a VOC by the WHO.
Civil Aviation authority said, “In view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new variants of Concern', the situation is being watched closely in consultation with all stakeholders."
Saudi Arabia last week halted flights from seven southern African countries, mirroring similar moves by other government, but travel links with North Africa have remained unaffected.