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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved increasing workplace attendance to 60 per cent for all employees and outsourced workers in government entities and companies effective from May 30, 2021.
The committee also approved remote working for employees aged 60 plus, those with chronic diseases and weak immunity, employees of determination, pregnant and nursing employees and one of the parents of a child studying remotely, grades 10 and below.
The committee also approved compulsory periodic testing for all employees to enter the workplace with cost borne by the individual.
Those with vaccination exemption certificates are exempted from bearing the cost.
Unvaccinated employees must test weekly, while those vaccinated must test monthly. Those vaccinated who have active icons (gold star or letter E) on Alhosn app are exempt from these tests.
WitWork – a network of co-working spaces and meeting rooms in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah – is part of a pioneering office-free working movement
The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre affirmed that the categories excluded from the decision to return to work include persons over 60, pregnant women, lactating women, and parents of below 10-year-old students.
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.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, “Today, we concluded the Arab Reading Challenge competition in its fifth session… Despite the Corona pandemic, 21 million students participated with us in 96 thousand schools from 52 countries…"
The case dates back to last February, when reliable information was forwarded to the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police about a person consuming narcotics and psychotropic substances and possessing a quantity of them in his house in the Palm Island area in Dubai.
The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.