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Iman Sorour, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Education (MoE) affirmed in a circular which was sent to all staff the necessity to conduct a weekly PCR test, whose negative result should be submitted on entering the workplace. This, according to the circular includes those who received the first dose of the “COVID-19” vaccine.
The MoE indicated that the PCR test has been provided free in government hospitals affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) since February 7, 2021.
The circular also affirmed that those who received the two doses of the vaccine are excluded from the test, with the need to present a vaccination certificate before entering the workplace.
COLLABORATION MEETING: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Omar Sharif, remotely executed the signature of the MoU between both parties.
Both parties joined the collaboration meeting virtually by witnessing a breakthrough achievement with the presence of senior management from SEHA and KFSH-Dammam.
The MoU aims to foster healthcare benefits between both institutions by establishing training programs, exchanging administrative and clinical knowledge and expertise, as well as promoting services in the fields of medicine, academia, and clinical research.
Dr Gareth Goodier, Group Chief Executive Officer, SEHA, said, “Throughout SEHA’s legacy, we have seen the power of partnerships facilitate the exchange of best-practice, knowledge and clinical expertise, ultimately contributing to the elevation of the provision of healthcare to the nation’s community.
The measure aims to enhance precautionary measures as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.
Abu Dhabi has issued fresh guidelines for attending events in the emirate.
In the other cases, the same cost would be covered under the government-funded programs (ABM3-ABM5), which cover all Emiratis and their domestic workers, people of determination, pregnant women, residents over 50, people with chronic diseases, people with COVID-19 symptoms and those who mix with infected people.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic has updated procedures to enter Abu Dhabi from within the country as part of proactive efforts to contain and eliminate the spread of COVID-19. The new procedures are effective from Sunday, 17 January.
The soldier and 17 other colleagues were occupying a ridge on Siachen Glacier, high in the Karakoram range in disputed Kashmir's Ladakh region, in May 1984 when they were hit by an avalanche, officials said.
Sheikh Mohamed affirmed the depth of the longstanding relations between the UAE and Pakistan and the mutual keenness to continue strengthening them at various levels.
Talks with North Korea should not be for political show but contribute to establishing peace, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday, just hours after the North test fired two cruise missiles into the sea.