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The Ras Al Kahimah Government's Human Resources Department announced that all government employees must undergo a PCR COVID-19 test at their own expense every seven days effective February 7 and until further notice.
The decision is subject to change based on the latest COVID-19 developments and relevant government resolutions.
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; the latter will undergo PCR tests at the government's expense every seven days.
Outsourced and contracted public services companies must conduct a PCR test every three days for their representatives who have not received both doses of the vaccine before reporting to any RAK government premises.
Government employers shall, for a maximum of one month, bear the costs of testing conducted at medical centres affiliated to the Ministry of Health and Prevention for the employees who have not yet been vaccinated due to the priority order set by the National Vaccination Programme.
The development goes in line with the UAE government's efforts to curb the virus, mitigate its fallout and ensure public health and safety.
The update, which goes into effect from Friday (March 25, 2022), requires conducting PCR test on the first and seventh days, or when the contact starts showing symptoms of the virus.
The health ministry also noted an additional 581 individuals had fully recovered on Sunday from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,512.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, the ministry detected 747 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 21,831.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Sunday that it conducted 152,146 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, the MoHAP announced 944 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 201,836.
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